ELP alumus, Michael Conner was recently appointed as Middletown newest superintendent, as mentioned in The Middletown Press.
Lisa Hunter, a UCAPP East 25 graduate, is now the Principal of Hazardville Memorial K-2 School in Enfield, CT as noted in the Patch
The New Haven Register shares Seymour’s Chatfield-LoPresti School gets new assistant principal (UCAPP alumna, Kathleen Freimuth)
UCAPP scholarships supported by late alum in Neag’s feature story.
The Daily Campus (EDLR’s Joseph Cooper and fellow Neag colleague, Glenn Mitoma helped organize the event)
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Woulfin on a recent publication in Educational Researcher titled “Coaching for Coherence: How Instructional Coaches Lead Change in the Evaluation Era“. The abstract describes:
Instructional coaching has emerged as a prevalent and much-lauded instrument for capacity building. This essay argues that coaching can be aligned with teacher evaluation systems to work toward the effective implementation of instructional reforms, including Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Within the current policy context, coaching can support reform by (a) developing shared understandings, (b) modeling practices, and (c) brokering ideas. We discuss examples of coaches’ leadership actions related to the evaluation process, thus illustrating the potential for coaching to promote coherence in instructional improvement. We conclude by discussing barriers to the enactment of reform-aligned coaching as well as implications for leaders positioned at multiple levels of the education system. For the full article, please visit the Educational Researcher.
Chalkbeat (A new study by EDLR’s Shaun Dougherty and Jennie Weiner about turnaround schools in Rhode Island is featured)
The Morning Call (EDLR’s Preston Green is quoted in this charter school finance story)
This past summer Dr. Sarah Woulfin taught the Educational Policy course to the PLUS Hartford cohort. Students analyzed multiple current policy issues, including educator evaluation, state assessment policies, school discipline, and the CCJEF decision. Dr. Carbone, a Hartford Public Schools superintendent and Neag Ed.D. graduate, was a guest speaker on principals’ roles in enacting district initiatives.
Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom, outlined in this month’s issue of Neag School Accolades.