Teamwork Makes Deneen Work!

Teamwork Makes Deneen Work!

Growing up on the south side of Chicago as a child, I was overwhelmed with joy return to train at the south side training site, Deneen School of Excellence. The staff welcomed me with smiles and open arms, literally, as I embraced in hugs with my new team for the school year. After a long week professional development meetings, reviewing school-wide data, and...

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My Summer with MEd Cohort 11

My Summer with MEd Cohort 11

I have just finished my final paper. For the past six weeks, I have been attending National Louis University as part of my Chicago Teacher Residency program. And although my brain feels tired, it’s been an amazing, transformative six weeks.

I could say, “now the real work begins”, but that would be misleading. Over the past six weeks, as part of the MEd cohort 11, I have taken cla...

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Lawndale Family Excited To Return To Welcoming School

CBS Chicago – Lawndale Family Excited To Return To Welcoming School

September 3, 2014 – Last year thousands students were going to new so called “welcoming” schools after CPS closed 49 schools. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker returns to school with a Lawndale family whose concern has been replaced by excitement. There’s a lot more excitement in Megan Freeman’s home this year as she and her husband prepare their children for the first day of school...

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New school year brings changes to Gresham

Chicago Sun-Times – New school year brings changes to Gresham

September 3, 2014 – Lesson number one of the new school year at Gresham elementary? How to get into the building. The newly-christened Gresham School of Excellence in Auburn Gresham underwent a turnaround at the end of the last school year for poor academic performance...

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