Opportunity Culture News: Summer Newsletter, Remotely Located Teacher Leadership

by | June 7, 2019

By Paola Gilliam, June 7, 2019

As the school year wraps up and summer planning begins, check out these new and noteworthy posts about Opportunity Culture resources, schools, and educators.

Summer Opportunity Culture Newsletter

We publish a quarterly newsletter for educators full of resources, tools, news about Opportunity Culture, and columns by Opportunity Culture educators. The just-published latest edition includes:

  • Summer planning tools for multi-classroom leaders and principals, including action planners, organizational chart templates, and sample agendas
  • Congratulations to the 2019-20 Opportunity Culture Fellows!
  • An Indianapolis multi-classroom leader and former Opportunity Culture Fellow’s column highlights her Opportunity Culture advocacy before an Indiana Senate committee
  • Yearlong, well-paid teacher residencies in an Opportunity Culture—our latest publication explains how this is possible, and why it’s valuable!

Opportunity Culture News

Opportunity Culture Fellowship Includes Three Edgecombe County Educators*: The Rocky Mount Telegram reports on the newest fellows from Edgecombe County Public Schools, part of the national cohort of 15 fellows. Casandra Cherry, a multi-classroom leader at Phillips Middle School, Amy Pearce, a multi-classroom leader at North Edgecombe High School, and Jenny O’Meara, principal of Phillips Middle School, were selected as Opportunity Culture Fellows. “They are outstanding educators who care deeply about the success of every child,” said Erin Swanson, director of innovation for Edgecombe County Public Schools.

Indianapolis Multi-Classroom Leader Selected for Relay Graduate School Leadership Program: Multi-Classroom Leader Mark Humphrey of URBAN ACT Academy at Washington Irving 14 was selected for The Mind Trust’s third cohort of school leaders to attend Relay’s National Principals Academy Fellowship.

Opportunity Culture in Arkansas: News article highlights Lincoln Middle School’s update on Opportunity Culture plans.

Remotely Located Multi-Classroom Leadership: This semester, The College Board and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) joined with Public Impact’s Opportunity Culture initiative to test the remotely located Multi-Classroom Leadership model. Midway through the semester, Sharon Kebschull Barrett, vice president of editorial services & communications at Public Impact, checked in to hear early impressions of the pilot’s benefits and challenges in this piece published on EducationNC.

*Article no longer available online.

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