Tommy Chang shares his story as a six-year-old immigrant student in America, catalyzing a lifelong relationship with public education. As a teacher, a principal, a district leader, and now CEO of New Teacher Center, Tommy is driven by his personal journey and deep understanding that authentic relationships rooted in equity are critical to enable everyone in the school community, and beyond, to thrive.
This week, NTC staff will take a much-needed pause. The journey to meet our mission requires time away to collect ourselves, and connect with gratitude for the ordinary and extraordinary. Our work is fulfilling and demanding, and along the way, that tug of urgency often pulls us away from the other things that give us light, love, joy, and life.
The board is confident in Tommy’s abilities to stand on the shoulders of those who have stood before him and continue to advance the organization’s work to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness.
The need for rest and restoration is a critical part of sustaining what it takes to meet our mission. To that end, NTC will close for a summer break from July 1-15 and return to work on Monday, July 18.
The grant from the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) will support a partnership between the Niswonger Foundation and NTC to advance educational equity in pursuit of our shared vision for inclusive and thriving school communities.
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.
The gift will support student-centered professional learning that empowers educators to take on the challenging inequities facing millions of systemically underserved students.
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.