Public Impact, February 28, 2022
The February newsletter includes audio reflections from former principal and Opportunity Culture Fellow, Jenny O’Meara, profiles of two Opportunity Culture educators named regional Principals of the Year, and much more:
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OPPORTUNITY CULTURE AUDIO
An Opportunity Culture Principal Reflects
By Sharon Kebschull Barrett, February 25, 2022
Kicking off the new “Opportunity Culture Audio” pieces that we’ll begin sharing from time to time this year, our first piece highlights Jenny O’Meara, who until 2021 served as a principal for a middle school using Opportunity Culture roles.
O’Meara, who was an Opportunity Culture Fellow in 2019–20, worked in Edgecombe County Public Schools in a rural part of North Carolina, which has taken its Opportunity Culture implementation district-wide. After stepping away from her principalship, she sat for an interview about her Opportunity Culture experience, including reflections on working with her school’s first multi-classroom leader, or MCL, and valuable lessons to share with current principals.
And in a bonus clip, O’Meara explains one way the school worked to create stronger bonds between students and teachers, to be sure that all students felt a place to belong.