Tag: School Leadership

School Districts That Empower Teachers Will See Student Success; It’s Really This Simple!

There’s a lot of talk about how we can improve schools, from various turnaround strategies to school choice community partnership programs, but I think one of the most critical areas is the need for professional development in order to empower our teachers. The question brings me back to a quote about failing schools and school turnaround from former Interim APS…

Should Superintendents Have Classroom Experience?

“Can someone who isn’t a traditional educator or have classroom experience run a school district? I believe they can. Just know that they will run it based on their expertise.”  Our EdLanta topic this week is School Leadership. The question that is on the floor is, “should superintendents have classroom experience?” Check out our EdLanta Facebook Page and take our…

Alisha Thomas Morgan on Running for Office at 22, the NAACP and Sundays With the Real Housewives

At 23 years old Alisha Thomas Morgan became the first African-American to represent Cobb County in the Georgia House of Representatives. During her 12 years of service,  as a legislator and mom, Morgan championed the expansion of school choice options for Georgia parents. In 2015, Morgan became executive director/superintendent of Ivy Preparatory Academies, an all-girls charter network servicing metro Atlanta…