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A New Era in Teaching: Reimagining the Educator Pipeline

Thursday, January 25, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

School leaders meeting together

Presented by Dr. Morton Sherman, Senior Associate Executive Director, Leadership Network, AASA, The School Superintendents Association; Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Superintendent Emerita, Orange County Public Schools (FL); and Dr. Sandy Husk, Former Executive Director of ASCD, Former CEO of AVID, and Former Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools (OR)
Moderated by Shannon Penrose, M.S.Ed., Senior Vice President and Head of Education Solutions (K-12), American College of Education

Sponsored by American College of Education

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The educator talent pipelines that previously met school district needs are no longer sufficient. Teacher shortages don’t hinge on one particular issue—they’re a conglomeration of a wide range of shortages in specific subjects, regions, and specialties. As a result, school districts are looking for innovative solutions to ensure that they have access to high-quality educators. School districts need solutions that not only help get more qualified educators entering the profession but also support teacher retention and promotion into leadership roles within a district.

Proven partnerships and models offer lessons for today’s teacher shortage. While different in their approach, these programs all solve the same core problems: They offer a positive return on investment for teachers who participate, they cultivate new populations for inclusion in the teaching population, they create accessible opportunities for teacher advancement, and they balance rigor and time to completion.

View this edLeader Panel as the presenters dive into the challenges many K-12 districts are facing today, and what is being done to fix the problem. Viewers have access to a newly published whitepaper that addresses the problem and provides insight into potential solutions.

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to K-12 school and district leaders.

Mort Sherman

About the Presenters

Dr. Morton Sherman has more than 30 years’ administrative experience in raising academic standards, closing achievement gaps, and uniting stakeholders. He has served in public education for over 40 years, 25 as a public school superintendent of schools. Now serving as the Senior Associate Executive Director, Leadership Network for AASA, he is responsible for programs that support aspiring and sitting superintendents. Recent initiatives include the creation of the AASA Collaborative, The Urban Superintendents Academies in cooperation with Howard University and the University of Southern California, Superintendents Consortium on Personalized Learning, and the Aspiring Superintendents Program.

Barbara Jenkins

Dr. Barbara Jenkins has been dedicated to serving the needs of students for over 30 years. During her 10-year tenure as the Superintendent for one of the largest public school districts in the nation, Orange County Public Schools, Dr. Jenkins earned multiple accolades. She led the district to win the prestigious Board Prize for Urban Education, the Governor’s Sterling Award, the Sustained Excellence Award, and a District Accreditation from AdvancED. The district reached an unprecedented graduation rate of 97% under her leadership.

In addition to the outstanding district awards, Dr. Jenkins earned recognition for her individual contributions including several Superintendent of the Year honors. Most notably, she was the Florida Superintendent of the Year in 2017 and a top finalist for the national title. A highly recognized education leader, Dr. Jenkins serves on the board of trustees at American College of Education.

Sandy Husk

Dr. Sandy Husk was formerly the Executive in Residence at ASCD. She has served at the executive level for numerous organizations, including ASCD, GoSchoolBox, and MindPrint Learning, and as Chief Executive Officer of AVID Center, a national education non-profit focused on closing the opportunity gap and preparing all students for college and careers. As an educator, Dr. Husk has been involved as a teacher, a school counselor, and all levels of school and district leadership. As Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Oregon, she led the implementation of a districtwide strategic plan with an accountability system for all schools and departments.

Prior to Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Dr. Husk served five years as Superintendent for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Clarksville, Tennessee. In addition, she previously served as Superintendent for Mapleton Public Schools in Colorado. She also served as the executive director of learning services in Westminster, Colorado; principal of an elementary and alternative middle school; staff development coordinator; elementary school counselor; and teacher.

Shannon Penrose

About the Moderator

Shannon Penrose serves as the Senior Vice President and Head of Education Solutions at American College of Education. Shannon’s accolades include several years as an educator and as a Managing Partner for Learning Ally. There, she collaborated with leadership at the Los Angeles Unified School District, one of the nation’s largest, and designed and built a multi-year professional learning series in effective reading instruction. Additionally, with district approval, she partnered with MIT to develop an efficacy study focusing on the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution that fosters student reading engagement and performance. Shannon has a passion for education research in equity and inclusion, multilingual education, and building educator capacity and efficacy.

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American College of Education

American College of Education (ACE) is an accredited, 100% online college specializing in high-quality, affordable programs in education, business, leadership, healthcare and nursing. Headquartered in Indianapolis, ACE offers more than 80 innovative and engaging programs for adult students to pursue a doctorate, specialist, master’s or bachelor’s degree, along with micro-credentials and graduate-level certificate programs. In addition to being a leader in online education, ACE is a Certified B Corporation.

Attract, retain, & sustain high quality educators.

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