S2/E3: Organizational Leadership to Support Equity and Advocacy for All Students - Dr. Terri Bresnahan
How might schools districts design programs that help teachers work with growing numbers of English Language Learners? What role does technology play in helping all students get the services they need? How is equity and advocacy work connected to school leadership? We discuss these topics and much more with Dr. Terri Bresnahan.
Dr. Bresnahan began her teaching career in San Bernardino, California where she taught middle school math and Kindergarten/1st grade while earning her master's degree in Educational Technology from Azusa Pacific University. After 4 years in California, she returned to the midwest as a K-5 Computer teacher and technology facilitator while earning her CAS CAS in Educational Leadership. In 2005 she took her first administrative position as Director of Technology in Addison School District 4. She worked there for 5 years while beginning her doctoral degree at National Louis University. In 2010 she accepted the role of Director of Educational Technology in Park Ridge School District 64. In 2014 she was selected as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in Berkeley School District 87 and was named Superintendent the following school year. She has served in that capacity for 4 years and is proud to call Berkeley District 87 her home.
During our conversation, we referenced the following resources:
- Transforming School Culture, by Anthony Muhammad
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown
- The Global Achievement Gap, by Tony Wagner
- Follow Dr. Bresnahan and her colleague EL Director Juan Corona on Twitter
- Get in touch with people at Berkeley 87 by visiting their website.
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