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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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Chad Sansing's picture
Chad Sansing
Charter school humanities teacher for non-traditional middle grade learners
Facilitator 2014

Hi!

I teach humanities at a charter school that works to re-engage struggling middle-schoolers with their education through literacy tutorials and an arts-infused curriculum. Previously, I taught language arts at urban-ring and sub-urban/rural schools in my division. I geek out on assessment and embeddable classroom technology that can disappear into the teaching and learning.

Gretchen Landin's picture
Gretchen Landin
6-8 Middle School Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator from Scappoose, OR

Hi! I am teaching fourteen wonderful students who are home schooled three days a week, have a Community Day, and a Conference Day. Our charter school works hard with our families to bring the curriculum alive to enrich the learning process for our students.

Chad Sansing's picture
Chad Sansing
Charter school humanities teacher for non-traditional middle grade learners
Facilitator 2014

Thanks for joining our community here on Edutopia. I'd love to hear more about how your school is structured, staffed, and scheduled. One of my professional learning network (PLN) members is a local home-schooling dad and entreprenuer, and we find so much agreement on how to engage kids. I'm looking forward to learning from you!

All the best,
Chad

Julie Milner's picture

Hi, since 1999 I've had a variety of roles with charter schools in Kansas City, Missouri. I started as a parent volunteer at Academie Lafayette French immersion charter school. I have a background in telecommunications and technology, so I started implementing technology such as a phone system, computer network, student database, and support mechanisms such as staffing and funding. I expanded my offer of support to other charter schools in the area, and organized a technology consortium with 11 of the 17 schools at the time.

Now I've moved to New York city, and looking for an opportunity to help new charter schools in the area. I love start ups, welcoming administrative teams and working late into the night!

Chad Sansing's picture
Chad Sansing
Charter school humanities teacher for non-traditional middle grade learners
Facilitator 2014

The kinds of support you offer are essential to laucnhing a school and cannot be overlooked while staffing and planning infrastructure and curriculum. Thanks for joining us!

Mark Hazelton's picture

I am the director of the Kings Valley Charter School in rural Oregon.

I am also a partner in Charter Starters Inc. We help promote charter school that benefit public education. We provide charter school start up services with a focus on organizational development as means to successful charter schools. We write incentive grant application, district applications and work in the trenches with the developers to get the schools going.

christine's picture

I taught in a charter school and was 7th grade chair for a short time. The school was only 3 years old and I found that the school lacked leadership and direction.

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