Striking Balance as Department Chair

September 13, 2023 | Jennifer Hansen

I hate meetings.  This is not a secret; I’m always happy to share my feelings on the drain that meetings affect upon me.  The torture of sitting and listening after a long day.  The four o’clock fog.  The...

Program Highlights

Public Learning Promotes Vulnerability and Courage

September 13, 2023 | Brooklyn Joseph

It was mid-afternoon, about 15 minutes into our Instructional Leadership Team meeting at one of our partner schools.  When it was the next teacher leader’s turn to be our Public Learner, about one...


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...


Leading From Behind: Reflections from the District

April 17, 2023 | Vernon Walton

In the fall of 2021, I was appointed to my first district-level position as a Director of Secondary Education. After fourteen years of experience as a site administrator; seven years as a high school assistant principal and seven...