From The Principal Center, October 28, 2019, by Justin Baeder, PhD
Stephanie Dean, vice president of strategic policy advising and a senior consulting manager, discusses Opportunity Culture for the Principal Center Radio. Listen here.
From News and Record, October 12, 2019, by Jessie Pounds
Nine local schools that added a new staffing model for teachers last academic year saw student performance on key subjects improve more than Guilford County Schools as a whole, state test data show. Taken together, the schools that implemented “Opportunity Culture” last year improved more than the district as a whole in both reading and math at the fourth-, sixth- and seventh-grade levels.
From Ahead of the Heard, August 19, 2019, by Chad Aldeman
How should we train teachers? How do we ensure that all students have access to great teaching? I reached out to Stephanie Dean, the vice president of strategic policy advising and a senior consulting manager at Public Impact. In that role, Dean is working with schools and districts to implement what they call “Opportunity Culture,” a way to re-organize schools into collaborative leadership teams.
From Guilford County Schools, June 11, 2019
One principal and two teachers were recognized for their outstanding leadership in the Opportunity Culture program by being inducted into the fifth class of Public Impact’s Opportunity Culture Fellows. Public Impact’s goal is to improve education for all students by finding, developing, and expanding the impact of outstanding educators.
From The Daily Dispatch, June 8, 2019, by Miles Bates
Cherie Dixon from L.B. Yancey Elementary School, Casey Jackson from Aycock Elementary School and Aycock Principal Kristen Boyd are among the fifth cohort of “Opportunity Culture Fellows” recognized by a group called Public Impact.
From Rocky Mount Telegram, June 5, 2019, by Amelia Harper
Two teachers and one principal from Edgecombe County Public Schools have been selected to become Opportunity Culture Fellows for the coming year. 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, have been selected for this honor.
From EdNC, May, 8, 2019, by Sharon Kebschull Barrett
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: An excellent NCSSM teacher would lead a small team of teachers spread across rural North Carolina districts, which often lack enough teachers who are prepared to ensure student success in advanced classes.
From The Dispatch, April 6, 2019, by Dr. Anitra Wells
It is every parent’s expectation that the children they send to us every day are being prepared for success after high school. Through our efforts with Public Impact, an organization that began developing ideas about how to best prepare teachers to support other teachers in 2009, we are embarking on a journey to transform teaching and learning in Lexington City Schools.
From Arizona Republic, March 17, 2019, by Joanna Allhands
Classrooms filled with highly effective teachers. I know. Duh. But the research is clear: Students who have effective teachers perform light-years ahead of their peers. And that accelerated performance sticks with students for years (though the converse is true for students who have ineffective teachers).
From Rocky Mount Telegram, March 12, 2019, by Amelia Harper
One Phillips Middle School teacher received the surprise of a lifetime Monday when she was told she had just won a $175,000 grant for herself, her school and for Edgecombe County Public Schools. Casandra Cherry is in her second year as the math multi-classroom leader at the school. She previously taught math at South Edgecombe Middle School for eight years
Jackson was announced as this year’s recipient Tuesday evening at the School Boards Association’s annual conference in Greensboro. https://t.co/eIskSizdej
What matters most for digital learning? Scaling human connection, not just screen time. @PublicImpact @OppCulture @BryanHassel @EmilyAHassel #nced #digitaled https://t.co/dcTrYgyrVP
Congratulations @DrJackson06!!! Thankful to be a part of your team! You deserve this! Thank you for being the leader you are! @VanceCoSchools @AYCOCKSCHOOL #VanceCoProud #TogetherWeWinVCS https://t.co/mcZgSYo1qd
Want to know what makes this MCL proud? A 2nd and 3rd grade teacher continuing our Friendsgiving Feedback Month with peer observations! Grow on!!🦚#growthmindset @OppCulture @PublicImpact @NewLeadersOrg @AYCOCKSCHOOL #weareaycock
I am so proud of you and how you are developing into an instructional leader. #OpportunityCulture #MCL thanks for continuing this work @crysricks https://t.co/WLoWcya1cC