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TEam Member Spotlight: Rebecca Easterby

                    What is your role on the TEam? I am so excited to have joined the TEam as an Instructional Coach.   Where did you study? List all that apply. Wellesley College (B.A. – Architecture, Astronomy) Old Dominion University (Teacher Certification) Rice University (M.B.A.)   Why … Continue reading

TEam Member Spotlight: Karin Espinosa

What is your role on the TEam? I am joining the TEam as an Instructional Coach. I have previously worked as a faculty advisor, mentor teacher, and grade level chair, so I am very excited about the opportunity to devote more time and energy specifically to teacher development! Where did you study? List all that … Continue reading

August PLS Preview

Teaching Excellence is gearing up for the start of the 2013-14 school year with some timely session offerings. On August 24th, our YES and KIPP teachers* will be able to participate in courses on the following topics: Time Management/Outlook: With so many different requests for your time and responsibilities on your plate, it can be … Continue reading

Lessons From My First Year: Part 1

  Everyone who has ever taught has advice for first-year teachers, and everyone who has ever been a first-year teacher wants advice. Who better to give advice to new teachers than those who just completed their first year? Below you will find advice from four Teaching Excellence alumni teachers who recently completed their first year … Continue reading

TEam Member Spotlight: Maranda Rushing

          What is your role on the TEam? I am an instructional coach. Where did you study? List all that apply. I majored in journalism and mass communications at New York University. Why are you passionate about education and teacher development? I grew up in a low-income neighborhood and education was … Continue reading

Induction Day 13: Know the Community Where You Teach

Today marked the last day of Teaching Excellence Induction for the 2013-2014 cohort, so it was time to have some fun and get to know our community. Teachers set out across Houston to complete a Teaching Excellence scavenger hunt in the communities in which they will soon teach. Getting to know your school’s community is … Continue reading

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