We must evolve what we do in touch with the truth: our people-driven coaching can only support and co-create thriving school communities if they're safe. The uneasiness and fear that sit on the shoulders of our teachers and students make education's possibilities unattainable. No one can pursue a life of opportunity, joy, and curiosity when uncertain of their security.
This National Teacher Appreciation Week, we honor and celebrate the thousands of unseen things educators do to show up in service for students, families, and communities nationwide.
We're excited to share our 2021 Annual Report: Community Rising Together. Our communities need to see, feel, and believe that we're fighting to make inclusive, thriving schools where everyone succeeds in heart and mind the norm.
We're excited to share that philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott recently made a historic donation to progress our work and vision. Her gift answers our call to redesign professional learning and school ecosystems to be inclusive, equitable, and impactful.
NTC's interim Co-CEO Atyani Howard and America Forward's Executive Director Deborah Smolover wrote an op-ed for EdSource on how the responsibility for creating robust coaching and capacity-building approaches should not fall exclusively on current educators and school leaders with already-full plates.
New Teacher Center’s interim co-CEOs Atyani Howard and Arthur Mills IV outline the progress and organizational momentum driving us toward our ambitious goals for 2022 and beyond. The time for educational equity is now; students, educators, and communities deserve thriving schools where everyone's future burns bright.
The fire we light together warms us all and turns us toward shining days. We look forward to the new year and sustaining each other on the journey ahead.