Hannah Lofthus believes all children are capable of meeting high academic expectations when they are in the right educational environment. Her commitment to offering students and families in her community an excellent education on par with the best schools nationwide earned her national recognition when she received the Ryan Award in 2016.
Rather than isolating, school leaders have a moral obligation to intentionally create, foster, and consistently reinforce a culturally responsive environment that ensures ALL stakeholders feel safe, valued, challenged, and changed for the better.
Without transformational leaders, high need schools struggle to retain teachers. Erin talks about her own experience teaching and the qualities leaders should have to improve teacher retention - the "building blocks" of transformational leaders.
How do leaders find great teachers amidst the current shortage of talent? James Troupis, Chief Talent Officer at Noble Network of Charter Schools, breaks down the adjustments leaders can make that will bring in high potential teachers.
We cite “best practices” all of the time in education, but what is the cost of relying on them? Pranav Kothari argues that educators and philanthropists should instead focus on customized, reflexive "best processes".