JCPS Educators Attend Teach to Lead Conference

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Teach to Lead is an initiative that collaborates with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, ASCD and the U.S. Department of Education. The program’s mission is to advance student outcomes by expanding opportunities for teacher leadership.  Teach to Lead hosts regional Teacher Leadership Summits to help spotlight groundbreaking, teacher-led work that is happening in states, districts, and schools across the country.  The summit allows participants to share ideas, identify common challenges, network and identify promising ideas for follow-up support through future engagement events. December 2 - 4, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois, Teach to Lead held its Inclusion, Equity, and Opportunity Teacher Leadership Summit.  Kentucky was well represented with four teams two of which were from JCPS.  The Diversity, Equity, and Poverty (DEP) Department, was invited to join.  Their team project was the “Literacy &” Programs.  The five team members were: Vanessa Posey, Chrystal Hawkins, Dr. Krista Drescher-Burke, Jason Baragary and Venita Burnett.  “Literacy &” is a high-quality program designed to develop and improve literacy skills for students. The programs provide students with opportunities to enhance their literacy skills while engaging them in character-building opportunities.