Shifting the Conversation| RE-Brand NC Education

It is time for North Carolina school leaders to define innovative
school leadership for North Carolina schools.

As the co-founder of RE-Brand NC Education, I could not be more proud to be featured by EdNC as they highlight the work happening with RE-Brand NC Education. What started as a conversation with another like-minded change agent has developed into a passion project, labor of love, & interactive platform that is gaining momentum by the day. I am excited to shift the conversation around public education in NC & help to shatter the status quo for NC school leaders! Check out this awesome feature from EdNC & make sure to check out our platform at www.rebrandednc.com.

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Shifting the Conversation | EDUCATION

If you are not at the table, you are on the menu. Public education is on the menu.

It is time for school leaders to define innovation for public education. We invited a group of dynamic educational change agents to pull a chair up to the table in order to activate the dialogue surrounding innovation in the public education arena & to begin developing an arsenal of innovative tools & strategies for schools & classrooms across our state. Tune in to this “Shifting the Conversation: A Recap” to see what some of the leading transformational leaders across NC had to say about changing the educational game. We invite you & other educational leaders to join our “Shifting the Conversation” movement & to stay tuned for our next meeting in April 2018!

For more information or to join us at our next “Shifting the Conversation” event email shifttheconvo@gmail.com.

Leadership with Latoya – “Leaders on the Grow: Teacher Leadership Matters” Podcast

I was honored to be featured on the “Leadership with Latoya” podcast this morning with Dr. Latoya Dixon as a part of her “Leaders on the Grow” series! Teacher leadership is a growing area for conversation & research in the academic arena, so I was ecstatic to join Dr. Dixon for this worthwhile & timely discussion. Check out our conversation on teacher teachership & the changing landscape of public education by clicking on the link below. #teacherleadership #schoolleadership #leadershipwithlatoya #publiceducation #inspiration #education #motivation #scholar #moldmaker #scholarvlogger

Episode 10 Season 1: Teacher Leadership Matters

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Dr. Mary Hemphill – 2017 NC Regional Principal of the Year Finalist

To say I’m grateful to represent & serve the students, faculty, staff, & community of IEJ Elementary is an understatement. I am in awe of what God can do & continues to do in my life. This year we focused on learning, literacy, & leadership, & I am truly a PROUD PRINCIPAL! Blessed beyond meausre to serve the Sandhills region this year! Let’s revolutionize education! #blessed #grateful #proudprincipal #studentsfirst#teacherleadership #regionalprincipal #inspiration #education #motivation#scholar #moldmaker #scholarvlogger

Hemphill Notches Regional Principal of the Year Honor

Thank you so much to #MeredithCollege for this wonderful article & continuous support! I am a proud Angel alum & an even prouder public school principal. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to represent my district & region! #proudprincipal #publicandproud #fearless #blessed #inspiration#education #motivation #scholar #moldmaker #scholarvlogger

Click here to check out the feature by Meredith College:

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Puckering Up for AR Points

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday in the month of March, we challenged our IEJ Jets to read 10,000 AR points, & yesterday was the big celebration! If students met their goal, I had to pucker up to a pig named Holly…sheesh! Literacy unlocks the door to all other learning so I puckered up! #studentsfirst #beingfearless #ARCelebration #anythingforthekids #studentsfirst #literacymatters #inspiration #education #motivation #moldmaker #scholarvlogger

Check out our school’s Facebook page for the live video here: https://lnkd.in/e83Gru4

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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers | by Marilyn Rhames

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Marilyn Rhames at an educational event in DC this past week. Marilyn has taught in district and charter schools in Chicago since 2004 & now serves as an alumni support manager at a K-8 charter school, helping graduates persist through high school and on to college and careers. Rhames authors a popular self-titled blog for Education Post. A 2016 Surge Institute fellow, Rhames is dedicated to promoting more diverse education leadership to improve the education of students of color. She was also a Teach Plus teaching policy fellow in Chicago from 2010 to 2012.  In 2011, Rhames founded the Christian nonprofit Teachers Who Pray, which to date has more than 70 school chapters nationwide.

 

 

 

This particular blog is a dynamic piece that speaks to the realities of parent choice & public education as it relates to school vouchers! I appreciate Marilyn sharing her experience as it sheds light on the realities that parents are facing in the cornucopia of issues surrounding public education. Check out her blog here & leave a comment on this unique perspective: http://educationpost.org/when-the-only-real-choice-is-private-my-unlikely-attraction-to-school-vouchers/.

 

How to Relax | Self-Care Saturdays

Check out the first video in my Self Care Saturdays series. We live in an age where productivity & busy schedules go hand in hand. But moldmakers that do not take care of themselves are not nearly as effective as leaders, movers, & shakers. Here are some tips to help you relax & take care of YOU! Make sure you subscribe to the Scholar Vlogger for more inspiration, education, & motivation for moldmakers!

Who Represents Me?

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Every moldmaker should be knowledgeable of & active in local, state, & national politics. That process starts with knowing who represents you at the local level, state Senate, state House of Representatives, & US House of Representatives. For all of my NC moldmakers, check out the NC General Assembly’s interactive map to find your representatives at all levels of government: http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx.

“Amazing Administrators” – 2017 NC Regional Principals of the Year

2017 Regional Principals of the Year

My professional journey has led me through a labryinth of experiences – some stellar, some challenging, & some utterly exciting! However there are those experiences that will forever be etched in my mind as absolutely unforgettable, & Friday, March 3, 2017 was one such experience. As I entered the Umstead Hotel, the faintest smell of cedar filled the impeccably carpeted hallway & I immediately realized that this would be no ordinary day. As the representative for the Sandhills region for North Carolina, I am honored & humbled to serve in a cohort of eight school leaders from across our great state who exemplify amazing school leadership! From the Mountains to the Piedmont to the Coastal region, these seven administrators are as diverse & talented as the students we represent, & I could not be more proud to serve alongside them for the next year as an amabassador for public education! It is a rare opportunity to share time, space, & ideas with like-minded leaders in your field, but the dialogue shared among us on Friday inspired me beyond belief. The 2017 NC Regional Principals of the Year are change agents dedicated to student achievement, teacher leadership, & championing the role of school leaders. Watch out North Carolina, because this cohort of amazing administrators is blazing a path toward greatness!