As many Alabama students are finishing up their first 9 weeks of school, we wanted to check in with teachers […]
Saraland City Schools in Mobile County was one of the first systems in Alabama to reopen schools (on 8/6/20) for in-person instruction this fall amid COVID-19. With many other districts planning to reopen in the coming weeks, we wanted to highlight how one district did it. We spoke with Superintendent Dr. Aaron Milner and other district/school leaders about the decision to reopen and how school has gone for the first 8 weeks.
Please welcome Dakota Punzel, the new Program Coordinator for our A+ Alabama Best Practices Center. Dakota is a graduate of Cleveland High School (Blount County) and Troy University and comes to us from the Edmundite Missions in Selma, where he served as Executive Assistant to the CEO and facilitated organizational events. Learn more in his first post.
As the Alabama Best Practices Center begins its 21st year, we’ve reached another milestone. Dr. Stoney Beavers, formerly the Assistant Superintendent of Blount County Schools, joins the ABPC as our first ever Assistant Director. Learn more about Stoney’s background as an award-winning teacher and education leader in this interview with ABPC Executive Vice President Cathy Gassenheimer.
Ron Berger’s comprehensive companion guide to his landmark 2014 book Leaders of Their Own Learning has been eagerly anticipated by educators in ABPC’s Powerful Conversations Networks. Cathy Gassenheimer highlights the impact of LOTOL on student-engaged assessment in Alabama and her own role in writing the Foreword to the just-released Leaders of Their Own Learning Companion.