On the Hunt for Great District-Level Curriculum Leaders
For the last three years, Education Week has recognized forward-thinking district leaders through a project called Leaders To Learn From. These educators are using innovative approaches to tackle tough K-12 issues in all realmsacademics, school climate, technology, nutrition, budgeting, diverse learners, etc.
Leaders with a focus on curriculum and instruction have included B.J. Worthington, the director of schools in Tennessee's Clarksville-Montgomery County district, who sent his teachers on summer externships to see STEM in action, and Dennis W. Creedon, an assistant superintendent in Philadelphia who advocated and tapped grant funding to build a robust arts education program in a cash-strapped district.
We're looking to round up a new set of leaders for recognition in 2016. Do you know of a district leader who has helped schools make impressive gains in reading, math, STEM, history, or another content area? Or someone who brought an innovative instructional approach or professional development program to the district? We want to hear about it.
Nominations for the 2016 Leaders To Learn From are due by Aug. 1 and can be submitted here.
Image: B.J. Worthington, Superintendent of the Clarksville-Montgomery School District at Moore Magnet School in Clarksville, Tenn.—Josh Anderson for Education Week