teacher autonomy

Baltimore principal provides teachers with a space for autonomy to further student learning

Rhea Espedido, a reading interventionist at Liberty Elementary in Baltimore, saw that students were not meeting expectations in writing. She approached her principal, Joe Manko, who encouraged her to form a team of staff members to develop a solution. The team developed a school-wide writing program that is producing strong young writers in both narrative [...]

2014-08-27T16:44:17+00:00 June 10th, 2014|

Teacher meets leadership through hybrid roles

Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) Professional Issues Director Mark Baumgartner, who served as facilitator of CTU’s chapter of the Teacher Leaders program in 2013-14, is a career educator currently teaching 9th grade English at Max Hayes High School. Like thousands of AFT members in hybrid roles, Mark integrates teaching with leadership service in his district. As [...]

2014-08-27T16:40:06+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|