Opportunity Culture News: New Opportunity Culture Site, Multi-Classroom Leaders Share Impact

April 8, 2019

By Sharon Kebschull Barrett, April 8, 2019

Opportunity Culture schools and educators continue to attract attention…check out these posts from new sites, multi-classroom leader columns, and an exciting award for a multi-classroom leader.

Lexington City Schools’ Superintendent on Working with Us to Implement Opportunity Culture: Dr. Anitra Wells, superintendent of Lexington City Schools, discusses the district’s plans to work with Public Impact to implement Opportunity Culture in the 2019-20 school year. Opportunity Culture will extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, provide teachers with more leadership opportunities, and provide more support for teachers.

Multi-Classroom Leader on Impact and Joy: In a short video from Guilford County Schools, Multi-Classroom Leader Fred Hoffman of Ferndale Middle School explains the impact he can make in his role on more students and teachers.

Multi-classroom leader awarded $175K grant*: Multi-Classroom Leader Casandra Cherry received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics. The $175,000 grant will go to Cherry, Phillips Middle School, and Edgecombe County Schools. Cherry plans to use the award to create a makerspace STEM lab first at Phillips, and then in every other district school over the next five years.

Opportunity Culture could help Arizona teacher shortage: Arizona schools currently have a teacher shortage, with nearly one in four classrooms without a permanent teacher. This column includes Opportunity Culture as one way to increase collaboration and retain teachers.

How technology can encourage student engagement and growth: Multi-Classroom Leader Amber Hines uses technology, such as QR codes and two-way recording, in her elementary school classrooms for self-study and assessments. This allows for personalizing instruction and feedback, student growth, accountability, and more.

Multi-Classroom Leadership helped this teacher prepare to lead a school: Hadley Moore left her teaching position at an elite prep school to be a multi-classroom leader at an inner city public school. The experience helped her grow as the leader of a small teaching team in ways she never expected.

*Article no longer available on The Rocky Mount Telegram.

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