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
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
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
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
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/.
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.
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!
Spice up your students’ vocabulary by adding the word of the day to your morning announcements! Language is a powerful tool that can transform communication. Expand & extend opportunities to introduce your students to new vocabulary each day & add a tool to their literacy toolboxes!
“I am going to take miniature steps to achieve my benchmark goals, Dr. Hemphill.” – an amazing 3rd grader during her One-Minute Meeting
Welcome to Part Two of the One-Minute Meeting! The One-Minute Meeting is an instructional practice that truly involves students as stakeholders in their learning. In Part II, we will discuss specifics on how to set up your mobile office, preparing your instructional team, discuss methods for disaggregating & disseminating data, & finally I will share my tips & takeaways. In 60 seconds, glean important information from students that can help to inform instructional practice, learning environment, & student achievement in your school. Happy leading school leaders! #K12#publiceducation #oneminutemeeting #inspiration #schoolleadership#motivation #moldmaker #scholarvlogger
“It’s time to start listening to our students as stakeholders in their education.” – Dr. Mary Hemphill
The One-Minute Meeting is an instructional practice that truly involves students as stakeholders in their learning. In 60 seconds, school leaders & instructional teams can glean important information from students that can help to inform instructional practice, learning environment, & student achievement in your school! Check out the first video in my School Leadership Series, and share with other educational moldmakers! #studentsfirst #oneminutemeeting #schoolleadership #teamwork#stakeholders #education #inspiration #motivation