Teacher Scholar Voices


A Year Spent Reflecting on Reflection

March 11, 2024 | Stephanie Vollmer

Developmentally, seven and eight-year-olds are known to race through activities. Unsurprisingly, early in the school year, I noticed students rushed through their work in all academic areas and were quick to move on. I also noticed that while...


Explorations in Tier II Vocabulary Instruction

June 6, 2023 | Shelley Goulder

As an English Language Development teacher, I want to empower students to understand how English works. In service of this goal, my students and I embarked on a year-long prefix-based vocabulary study to increase their Tier...

Teacher Voices

Creating Space for Focal Student Partnerships

May 14, 2023 | Andrea Prichett

It was a cycle I had been through before; choose focal students and watch them slip like water through my fingers.  In a school district that has become predominantly White in recent years, I felt it...


Literacy Over Mastery: Adjusting my Priorities as a Leader

December 8, 2022 | Nathan Nugent

An Uncertain Return Summer readings for professional development always appear exciting at first — there is so much hope and promise for change and innovation in that nascent stage of planning. And throughout our extended year of distance...

Leader Voices

Celebrating Supportive Challenge

March 6, 2022 | Priscilla Parchia

At the beginning of another unprecedented year, the 2021-22 school year, for educators riddled with extreme changes and new guidance, it is a daunting task to lead capable and dedicated educators as an Expanded Learning Program Manager for...