Janie Martin, a reach associate (RA) at Petree Elementary School in Winston-Salem, N.C. describes why she likes her Opportunity Culture role.
Team Reach Teacher
Oct 4, 2022
Ector County and Midland school districts are two of the 11 Texas sites using Opportunity Culture paid, yearlong teacher residencies as of 2022-23. Teacher residents are an integral part of small teaching teams led by multi-classroom leaders. Educators from these Texas districts describe how their residencies benefit students, schools, and aspiring teachers.
Jul 27, 2022
At Bearfield Primary School in Hertford County, North Carolina, paraprofessional reach associates help improve student outcomes by providing instructional support under the direction of multi-classroom leaders.
Jun 10, 2022
Audriana Munoz, a teacher resident at Pease Elementary in Ector County ISD, describes how her yearlong paid residency, working under the guidance of a multi-classroom leader, prepared her to enter the teaching profession already feeling like “a second-year teacher.”
Mar 1, 2022
With recent studies showing the positive learning impact of tutoring, Multi-Classroom Leader Willonda Cates-Gillespie describes the benefits of having a Reach Associate to help her reach more students with small-group tutoring.
Oct 7, 2020
Team reach teachers work on a multi-classroom leader’s team, directly teaching more students than usual but typically without raising instructional group sizes.
Aug 13, 2020
Delmonika Vick, a math teacher at North Edgecombe High School in Tarboro, NC, says being a reach associate for two years—a role she loved—prepared her to be a stronger teacher.
Aug 13, 2020
Delmonika Vick, a math teacher and former reach associate at North Edgecombe High School in Tarboro, NC, explains why she chose to work in an Opportunity Culture school.
Jan 23, 2017
Scott Nolt and Caitlyn Gironda pioneered blended-learning classes in their North Carolina district, extending their reach to more students by teaching two groups of students during the same class period—when one group was in class with the teacher, the other worked...
Mar 16, 2016
Michelle McVicker, Alison Harris Welcher, and Christian Sawyer discuss how the Multi-Classroom Leadership model enabled them to create and lead a team of teacher-leaders in their schools in Nashville, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C., which all saw high growth in their...
Feb 12, 2016
Scott Nolt, a blended-learning history teacher at Jay M. Robinson High School in Cabarrus County, explains how blended learning enables him to personalize instruction for students at all levels. Read Scott's related blog post, Blending the Best: Better Learning for...
Aug 10, 2015
First-year teacher Emily Angles, from Winecoff Elementary School in Cabarrus County, N.C., tells why she wants to be like Karen von Klahr, her Opportunity Culture multi-classroom leader who explains the joy of having a teaching role that allows her to provide in-depth, on-the-job development for a brand-new teacher.