A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

As a Diverse Learner (Special Education) resident teacher, there is a lot of variety in my schedule. This is an example of what my day looks like:

7 a.m.: Arrive at school, meet with my mentor teacher and co-resident in our classroom to discuss the day’s schedule.

8:05 a.m.: The students start arriving and I greet them as they enter the build...

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How a Chicago School Is Using Data to Improve School Climate

Education Week – How a Chicago School Is Using Data to Improve School Climate

April 6, 2017 – My first year as a principal was difficult and challenging. As a result, it was a hard year for the entire school. We all knew it. I saw it in the faces of my children. I could sense it in conversations with staff. And in some form or another, I saw it every day as I walked the school. Still, I was shocked when I saw the results of the 5Essentials survey. The 5Essentials framewor...

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Five City High Schools Getting $25,000 In Softball/Baseball Gear

DNAinfo – Five City High Schools Getting $25,000 In Softball/Baseball Gear

March 29, 2017 – Five Academy for Urban School Leadership schools will receive $25,000 in new and gently used baseball and softball equipment. State Farm and Pitch In For Baseball will donate the goods to Chicago Academy, Collins, Orr, Phillips and Solorio high schools at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Solorio, 5400 S. St Louis St. The equipment includes gloves, batting helmets, bats, catcher's gear and ...

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Orr High School Celebrates State Championship Win

ABC 7 Chicago – Orr High School Celebrates State Championship Win

March 17, 2017 – There was a big celebration Friday at Orr Academy High School in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood after the boys' basketball team overcame big odds to win the state championship. The Spartans routed Mount Carmel, for the 2A title. And that was despite enrollment being down to about 400 students at Orr academy. The school is located right in the middle of the police di...

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