Monthly Archives: November 2014

Building The Capacity of Beginning Teachers

Anna Baldwin worked with a team to create professional learning to improve the teaching skills of beginning teachers in the district. School: Arlee High School District: Arlee Joint District State:  Montana Source: National Network of State Teachers of the Year In my hybrid position as a half-time instructional coach and half-time teacher, I am tasked not only [...]

2014-11-19T20:31:05-05:00 November 19th, 2014|

Building an Algebra Scope and Sequence That Makes Sense

John F. Mahoney partnered with other district math teachers to map out a scope and sequence for Algebra I that aligned with the Common Core State Standards and to teach the sequence to teachers. School: Benjamin Banneker Academic High School State: District of Columbia Public Schools Source: teacher The District of Columbia Public Schools started the [...]

2014-11-19T19:43:59-05:00 November 19th, 2014|

Literacy Leadership Across the Curriculum

Serving in a hybrid role, Sarah Yost created cross-curricular literacy training that dramatically improved students’ reading skills. School: Westport Middle School District: Jefferson County Public Schools State: Kentucky Source: Hope Street Group After our school was identified by our state as a school with repeated low performance on state tests in 2013, my principal asked me to [...]

2014-11-12T21:14:22-05:00 November 12th, 2014|

Transforming Student Relationships

As a teacher leader in his school and a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow, George Mueller helped initiate his school’s transition to Smaller Learning Communities , which has transformed relationships among students and teachers. School: Dunbar Vocational Career Academy District: Chicago Public Schools State: Illinois Submitted by: Teach Plus George Mueller is a high school social studies teacher at [...]

2014-11-12T20:02:36-05:00 November 12th, 2014|

A Team Approach to Literacy Leadership

Rebecca Gault worked on a team with two other teachers to improve literacy instruction at her middle school. School: Bel Air Middle School District: Harford County Public Schools State: Maryland Source: Teacher The story began when my former principal, Nancy Reynolds, saw a need for improved literacy instruction and brought together a team of teacher leaders to [...]

2014-11-05T20:16:22-05:00 November 5th, 2014|

Leaving a Comfort Zone to Extend My Reach

Maryann Woods-Murphy worked with school faculty, administration, and state organizations to reimagine gifted education as a lever to achieve whole school reform. State: New Jersey Source: National Network of State Teachers of the Year Sometimes being a teacher leader means being open to making big changes. After years of working as a high school Spanish teacher, [...]

2014-11-05T17:27:52-05:00 November 5th, 2014|