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Meet our newest consultant, Julie! (March 2017)

Dr. Julie German-Murrey is a Michigan-based SchoolRise consultant who specializes in school leadership and school improvement. She worked with diverse learners in a variety of middle school settings (rural to urban) for 13 years as a language arts teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She received a Doctorate of Education with a focus in Leadership from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. She also has a Master of Education with a focus in Leadership and a Master of Arts with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction. Julie’s favorite quote related to education is from Rita Pierson: “Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” SchoolRise couldn’t be more excited about having another incredible consultant supporting our Michigan customers!

Award Presented to Dr. Kathryn Au at LRA’s Annual Conference (December 2016)

At LRA’s Annual Conference last month, Dr. Taffy Raphael had the honor of presenting the P. David Pearson Scholarly Influence Award to her dear friend and colleague, Dr. Kathryn Au. The purpose of this annual award is to honor, in P. David Pearson’s name, the author(s) of an article/chapter/book written at least 5 years prior to the nomination, that has demonstrably and positively influenced/impacted literacy practices and/or policies within district, school and/or classroom settings.

Receiving the Pearson award recognizes the influence of Kathy’s 1981 RRQ publication, based on her dissertation examining instructional conversations with Native Hawaiian children. This quote from her nomination letter captures the magnitude of her contribution: “The nominated article is not just a seminal text or a necessary read, it is revolutionary. It launched a movement that Dr. Au has dedicated her career toward advancing. As a consequence, culturally responsive pedagogy is a central concern of multiple policy briefs, published both nationally and by a range of states. Thanks to the line of research, practitioner effect, and policy work that was spurred by this specific article, students from all backgrounds are receiving improved instruction as the field of education continues to build upon the knowledge of culturally responsive pedagogy.”

Dr. Fenice Boyd earned distinguished award! (December 2016)

At the LRA Conference in Nashville, TN, our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Fenice Boyd, was presented with the Albert J. Kingston Service Award. A colleague said this about her: “Dr. Boyd’s track record clearly demonstrates evidence of a strong commitment of service to LRA throughout her career at different levels of the organization. She is an outstanding scholar who understands the value of service to LRA and has made time to make appreciable contributions to the organization. Without a doubt she is very deserving of the Albert J. Kingston Award.”

Cold and snow doesn’t hamper Wellsville team (January 2017)

Cold and snow over the past two days couldn’t keep the Wellsville Secondary administrative team, working with SchoolRise consultant Daryl Robbins, from making great strides – nor could it hamper their excitement for the growth to come! They formulated a plan for teacher leaders to help facilitate the development of their school identity, norms, and profile of a Wellsville graduate.

SchoolRise is proud to support the Kūlia & Ka Lama Education Academy through INPEACE Hawaii (December 2016)

SchoolRise is proud to support the Kūlia & Ka Lama Education Academy (#KKLEA) through INPEACE. KKLEA works with community members who want to become teachers in the Leeward Coast community, an area with a high population of Native Hawaiians.

Thank you to Alice Junco Kawakami and Jackie Carroll for identifying KKLEA. Each year SchoolRise is thankful to have the opportunity to donate to organizations offering invaluable services to the communities in which we live and work, highlighting our commitment to giving back. #thankful #give#schoolrisegivesback
http://www.inpeace.org/workforce-development/

SchoolRise is proud to support the The Salvation Army, Michigan City (December 2016)

SchoolRise is proud to support the The Salvation Army Michigan City Corps and Community Center this winter. The Salvation Army supports the families and communities of which our partner, Michigan City Area Schools, are a part.

Each year SchoolRise is thankful to have the opportunity to donate to organizations offering invaluable services to the communities in which we live and work, highlighting our commitment to giving back. #thankful #give #schoolrisegivesback
http://samichigancity.org/

SchoolRise is proud to support the Food Pantry for Cattaraugus-Little Valley Middle and High Schools (December 2016)

This winter SchoolRise is proud to support the Food Pantry for Cattaraugus-Little Valley Middle School and Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School. We are pleased to donate to an organization that directly touches the lives of children and their families in the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School Community.

Thank you to SchoolRise Lead Consultant Lynn Christina Shanahan and our partners at the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District for collaboratively selecting the food pantry based on the vital service the pantry provides in the community. Each year SchoolRise is thankful to have the opportunity to donate to organizations offering invaluable services to the communities in which we live and work, highlighting our commitment to giving back. #thankful #give #schoolrisegivesback
http://www.cattlv.wnyric.org/

In honor of Beth Kaufmann and in gratitude for her work with us, SchoolRise supports Greater Chicago Food Depository (December 2016)

In honor of Beth Kaufmann and in gratitude for her work with us, SchoolRise donated to Greater Chicago Food Depository, whose mission is to provide ‘food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community’. Beth Kaufmann feels strongly, as do we, in supporting nourishment for people in our community in Chicago.
#thankful #give #schoolrisegivesback

https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/