Fellow Name Partner Organization Fellowship Location Primary project function Project Title Describe the project's scope of work. W hat type of activities will you partake in or be responsible for?
Flavio Oliveira Bay Area Strategic Planning Mutedu to be finalized I don't know yet. I'm not yet sure which section will be my focus.
Academy for Urban School Turnaround Facilities Project
Rick Powers Leadership Chicago Project/ Team Management Manager the work gets accomplished. I also work with and be more Principals and Asst. Principals on their
AUSL (non-profit I work for) takes the worst CPS schools and turns them around. So, I have 6 turnaround schools that I have to manage so they're ready for the kids at the start of the school year. I'm in charge of all facility projects getting completed on time, and on budget. This means working w/ CPS and other contractors and sub-contractors to make sure Revamp school turnaround process to engage the incoming accountable to Chicago communities. priorities for the schools and budgeting their desires, with CPS's constrained budget.
Duy Nguyen Acelero Learning New York Metro Area Advocacy/political experience Growth Strategy Project There will be two requests for proposals “RFPs” that we will be working in this summer that will require basic research and analysis on the communities involved and some writing. In addition, we will need to provide some basic outreach to families in the NYC area. It will involve teaching in a group and individual atmosphere. T he Fellow will support the creation of a development strategy based on his/her research and past Achieve grant-funded work. T he development research will be part of a larger, overall strategy effort that involves other members of the Achieve staff. T here are a number of grant-funded projects already underway at Achieve and several others being developed. T he Fellow will help support these efforts with research and writing tasks as assigned by the Director of Development.
Professional Development/ Online training market research
Katherine Molina Acelero Learning New York Metro Area Training and product development As I understand it, I'll be talking with Head Start programs nationwide to find out their training needs and expectations for online courses, then using that information to help build out a successful online training library. Apparently, my supervisor wants to have a new marking policy in place either by the end of summer or shortly thereafter that speaks to a common, standardized way of grading. But this may not be my goal...hope to find out more on my first day of work. I really don't know what to pick as the primary project function in the question below at this time.
Andrew Moore Achieve, Inc. DC Metro Area Policy Analysis RTTT Assessment Proposal Propose and present three cost effective recommendations major changes to their assessment for consideration by the Fellow
The Fellow for this project will help support the ongoing Common State Assessment work at Achieve. The Fellow will support the VP for Content and Policy Research in several ways: including but not limited to reviewing state laws and regulations regarding assessments (specifically, how they intersect with other policies, including accountability); and helping to develop strategies states will need in order to makealong with a proposed implementationpolicies. In addition, TheDistrict will work with our communications team to develop engagement strategies and outreach tools both for the K12 world and its stakeholders and the higher education communities and its stakeholders.
Meredith Williams Achieve, Inc. DC Metro Area Foundation/Philanthropy Achieve Development Deliverables will be updated program evaluation and best with other organizations and
The Fellow for this project will help support the ongoing development work at Achieve. The Fellow will support the Director of Development in several ways including, but not limited to, assisting in the creation of a development strategy through research into potential funders (especially foundations with goals aligned to Achieve’s mission) and the identification of opportunities (including connections/relationships practices for CPS and beyond.past work Achieve has done). The Fellow will also help write/edit grant proposals, as well as reports to funders about Achieve’s progress. A strong researcher and writer is needed to support this work.
Operationalizing Team External
Ellie Leahy Achievement First New York Metro Area Operations Relations First Class Plan I will be creating an operations plan for the External Relations Team at Achievement First. I will develop routines, systems, and protocols to ensure that the owner of each Area of Responsibility (Fundraising, Student Recruitment, Advocacy, Governance, and Authorizer Relations) is able to execute their First Class Plan goals and tactics throughout FY11. One or more policy briefs on the areas described above, as well as a significant contribution to a draft policy agenda.
Financial Management and HR
Francisco Sibal Achievement First New York Metro Area Finance Systems Financial Management: Analyze the current set of financial trainings and communications to the principals and other stakeholders, as well as the financial best practices handbook. HR: Analyze the current employee handbook for potential improvements, research best practices for HR policies and procedures, obtain feedback from stakeholders T he key deliverable is a multi media presentation.
Effectiveness Through Career
Kara Grieco Achievement First New York Metro Area Human Resources Pathways for Teachers -create marketing materials for teachers -lead a knowledge sharing retreat for national partners 1. Comparative analysis of PCSB's oversight policies relative to its accountability system, Performance Management Framework, new charter applications, and charter amendment, replication and enrollment increase requests to those of selected charter authorizers. 2. Recommend new and/or revised policy statements to support PCSB's oversight practices.
Ralph Vacca Achievement First New York Metro Area Human Resources Knowledge Sharing - Speaking with team leaders at AF main office - Speaking with school leaders, teachers and operations people at the various AF schools - Pinpointing best practices in knowledge sharing that can be adopted by AF to improve the effectiveness and efficiency around sharing knowledge Project Outcomes 1A. Chicago Implementation Strategy oOUT COME: Recommend and start to contact key funders (foundations, corporate and individual donors), board members and school partners for Chicago launch. 1B. Broader National Strategy & Benchmarks oOUT COME: Propose key benchmarks and strategic guidelines for future site launches. 2. Earned Revenue Model Investigation oOUT COME: Propose a viable earned revenue idea for Spark. First start by investigating if the Spark book idea is viable. Next, propose new ideas and analyze feasibility of alternatives. 3. When possible, be a part of the Spark strategic planning process. oOUT COME: Gain additional strategic planning experience.
Action Center for Education
Services and Scholarships
Reena Mathew (ACCESS) Greater Boston Area Strategic Planning Growth with Quality his has the Program Team must transition from having program management materials that fit the needs of of operating site in Boston to having program and quality most effective. T here will probably be different recommendations for different groups of schools.
After 23 years as a single site operation in Boston, ACCESS recently opened a new office in Springfield, Massachusetts and is exploring plans to continue to expand regionally. The organization's very recent and expected future "growth with quality" efforts have highlighted some critical needs that require thoughtful and thorough attention this summer. ForTexample,not been discussed yet in detail (it will be tomorrow), but basically I will create a model/recommendationonehow the team should be spending their time in order to bemanagement tools, templates, and systems that will ensure the successful replication of programs and outcomes across multiple sites. In addition, ACCESS needs to research the potential for growth to new markets based on parameters set forth by the Board/Staff Growth Committee (work in progress, expected to wrap up in May 2010). The Fellow will be a key leader in both of these separate but related projects, helping to lay the foundation for ACCESS's growth with quality in 2011 and beyond.
James Plunkett Advance Illinois Chicago Strategic Planning School report card Helping to develop a report card with which to assess the performance of the Illinois school system. T BD. Much of my work will be confidential so I likely won't be able to be very specific about my project outcomes and deliverables.
Felicia Cote Advocates for Children New York Metro Area Legal Services Advocacy Work I will be representing special education children who are not receiving services that they need to receive an adequate education. This representation will include representing them at hearings as well as negotiating with the DOE to get them the best placement. Develop gant chart timeline for days 1-365 for new school launch in year zero. Outline meetings, deliverables, etc. Provide analysis and aggregate resources already collected across organization on aspects of this.
All i know is what was sent to me
Eric Shed Alameda Unified School District Bay Area Strategic Planning in the email from ed pioneers All i know is what was sent to me in the email from ed pioneers Propose an ambitious, feasible goal and strategy to achieve the individual donor fundraising goal within a two year time frame and prepare assessment tools/benchmarks to use as a standard of effectiveness to be used throughout the two years.
Stacey Wyatt Alameda Unified School District Bay Area Human Resources Operations Manual Update I am to speak with several district personnel and clarify the needed updates for the manual. In most cases they are to write the update and I am to work with the technology department to find a way to store current and future updates for easier accessibility. This is a general description. Outlined above.
Alliance for Catholic Education
Alliance for Catholic Education
Becca Woodard Chicago Program design & management Notre Dame Ace Academies Still all existing data in these areas from Tuscon NDAA schools, and create a plan for future data collection.
I am creating a comprehensive plan for measuring NDAA school's success. Success will be measured in five key areas, including: Catholic identity, educational achievement, community impact, financial stability, and teacher quality. Within each of these areas, I will identify and collect/adapt/create measurable outcomes for success. I will gather and organize in the works.
ACE Consulting Principal's
Professional Development/ Academy and Marketing
Debra Wheat Alliance for Catholic Education Chicago Training Template Creation help
For the first part of my fellowship I will work with ACE consulting to help plan, implement, facilitate and then debrief a week long staff development workshop for principal's of small schools throughout the country. The workshop will focus on creating individual strategic plans for the schools and then figuring out how to best implement those initiatives with theNA of the consulting arm of ACE throughout the coming school year. The second portion of my fellowship will revolve around developing a marketing template for member schools. I will conduct a literature search on the topic of marketing in schools--both private and public--and then synthesizing that information into a user friendly model that schools can adapt to fit their own needs.
Alliance for College Ready
Maneka Deanna Brooks Public Schools Los Angeles Strategic Planning Teacher Support I will work with the home office instructional team on The College Ready Promise and the Alliance Teacher Conference. I will take the lead on writing a strategic plan to support language minority students. Successful roll out of a technology platform for the CFN's to use.
Evaluating PIRC's Role in
Briana Sprick Appleseed Chicago Advocacy/political experience Supporting Parental Engagement I will be examining what IL PIRC does and comparing models of successful parental engagement. Hopefully this project will culminate in a legislative proposal. Recommendations on what metrics should be used. Recommendations on how to get buy in for the metrics Analysis/report on what other school districts track
Julius Johnson AppleTree Early Learning PCS DC Metro Area Operations Operations Manual AppleTree is expanding to 4 campuses in August 2010. In order to support the expansion and the success of two new principals, AppleTree needs to document the operational expectations, processes, and tools currently in place. A completed contract with the appropriate data management vendor, a list of analysis that should be conducted using the data that is collected
AppleTree Institute - Strategic
Preethi B. Harbuck AppleTree Early Learning PCS DC Metro Area Marketing/Communications Communications Plan researching best practices for communicating achievement information, analyzing achievement data/teaching methodology/teacher recruitment strategies, crafting strategic communications and marketing plan for AppleTree to be finalized
Research and Knowledge
Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Management System (KMS)
Sara Rutherford Quach Schools Bay Area Program design & management Development 5 year strategic plan 5 year a recommendation on a materials Communication Strategy
- Researching education reform efforts and the organizations, leaders, funders, etc involved in a dozen or more cities and states identified by BayCES staff and by the Fellow - Organizing qualitative research into accessible summaries - Determining exact profile of our Knowledge Mgmt System needs by interviewing directors and coaches, examining existing systems, etc - Makingstrategic plan - marketing KMS application (within our budget and technical constraints) to leadership team - Setting up and importing content into the KMS - Training staff on use of the KMS
Business Strategies &Client
Kelly Woodham Bellwether Education Partners DC Metro Area Strategic Planning Policy Support Develop strategies, research briefs and implementation plans for clients. Develop and refine internal processes at Bellwether 1. Updated training curriculum 2. Re-focused mission
Beyond12 Organization Growth &
Erin Dillard Beyond12 Bay Area Strategic Planning Expansion Strategy My primary responsibility will be to create a 5-year expansion strategy document and implementation plan. Some of the activities in which I will be engaged include: conducting external interviews with nonprofit leaders, grant makers, and other experts in the field to benchmark organizational growth; identify organizational growth best practices among 5-10 leading nonprofit and for-profit organizations; conduct interviews with internal Beyond12 stakeholders to identify core elements of the model and to contextualize external interview findings and research; conduct market research to identify relevant market environmental criteria; and create a quantitative model for growth.
An updated, accessible manual.
BPS Evaluation Tool for Family
Allison Hertz Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Project/ Team Management Engagement Strategic plan developed by the BPS I will of Family and Student have more details about the project.
My responsibility will be to review the current data associated with family engagement in the Boston Public Schools in order to determine the scope and content of a new family engagement evaluation tool. As part of this project, I will read and become familiar with the following content: research on family engagement best practices; the BPS school climate data; materials for parent engagement.Officefurther elaborate when I Engagement (vision, mission, family engagement standards, strategic objectives, etc.), and Whole School Improvement Planning documents. In addition, I will convene focus groups with Family and Community Outreach Coordinators, principals/headmasters, and parents before developing the family engagement evaluation tool. The final performance indicator family engagement tool that I develop will be piloted at the end of the summer to the target audience.
Amanda Adler Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Budget/accounting Revenue Generation Model Assess and begin implementing revenue generation models for BPS. Activities will include interviewing other schools for best practices and creating implementation plans. asset map for LAUSD board members and city council. T his includes policy positions and campaign supporters.
Professional Development for
Professional Development/ School Leaders on Engaging
Catherine Bruce Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Training Families and Students I will be focused on developing a professional development program for school leaders on Family and Student Engagement. Have not been specified as of yet.
Catherine Coleman Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Leadership Summer Transition Program The Boston Summer Transition program serves approximately 4,000 students at 50 sites throughout the city. I will be responsible for managing the evaluation of the program, providing key logistic and advisory support to district administrators, and serving as an integral member of the summer school leadership team. PROJECT #1 - Outcomes: by the end of the summer, the school will have a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their human capital system as well as the direction they need to take the system over the coming years. I will also implement the highest priority changes. Deliverables: a report on the current state of the human capital system as well as recommendations. PROJECT #2 - Outcomes: E. L. Haynes will decrease the losses it realizes by more than 50%; and parents and staff will have a clear understanding of E. L. Haynes's billing policies. Deliverables: a binder outlining billing process roles & responsibilities as well as tutorials/instructions to help staff implement the system in the most efficient manner possible. PROJECT #3 - Outcomes: T he fundraising staff will have a clear list of high priority funders. Deliverables: A binde
Resources for Early Childhood
Jessica Dauchy Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Operations Centers and Schools Still working to clarify... -Streamline process to get resources and materials to schools. Maximize budgetary resources, determine classroom needs - Meet with center mentors/coaches/teachers to help determine needs. T he key deliverable will be a multi-year marketing plan based on my analysis and evaluation. I may also deliver a branding strategy and/or logo usage guidelines.
Joe Fraser Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Strategic Planning Online Learning Opportunities - Research best practices in other urban districts. - Develop plan, scope, and budget for implementing Online Learning into Boston Public High Schools. T he key deliverable of this project is an operations manual that documents the school's vision, mission, and goals and the policies and procedures relating to compliance, technology, human resources, finances, facilities, and communication.
Cyber Safety Business Plan -
Lauren Andrews Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Program design & management Boston Public Schools 1) Getting Necessary Data for Asset Map; facilitating development of the continuum; the delivery to requests by Urban Strategies Council and grant writers 2) Outline a Strategic plan process for the development of the Zone; Present the process and finalize; Begin facilitation of the process 3) Outline the conditions needed in the Zone; Identify obstacles/opportunities; Develop a presentation for the West Oakland Education Brain T rust; Develop Action plan for means of achieving the ideal conditions for the Zone
Create business plan for corporate partnership for Cyber Safety written materials. Prepare marketing pitches to be made to companies that the district identifies as strong corporate partners. Conduct research that can be used to enable the potential corporate partner to see the financial benefit in adopting the BPS Cyber Safety materials. Assist BPS in structuring a reporting system for school-based teachers and administrators to reportREsponding of Internet safety education.
Development of assessment tools
Maya Weilundemo Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Qualitative Research to measure department outcomes : The Office of Welcome Services is just over one year old. To measure its success, assessment tools need to be developed that reflect to what extent they have made positive changes in the district and in the perception parents have with regard to support provided by the Office. T BD
Nicole VanVoorhis Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Qualitative Research New Teachers Institute Intern Researching great trainings in other new teacher inductions. Researching merit pay initiatives. Helping to structure new trainings and train the facilitators. Report of findings from the qualitative research identifying trends of quality applicants. Record of university and community relationships formed to expand the recruiting pipeline.
Rebekka Sullender Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Operations Database Implementation A including scorecard including useful and reliable performance metrics.
Project involves working with a cross-functional team led by the Offices of Institutional Advancement and of Instructional and Information Technology to implement a yet-to-be determined constituent database to manage BPS' relationships with funders, prospects, community partners, schools and other stakeholders. Scope of work involves setting up the systemsuccessfulmapping over of existing data, helping to determine security levels and other user protocols, testing system functionality, and managing the development of a BPS Development System User Handbook.
Ricky Campbell-Allen Boston Public Schools Greater Boston Area Program design & management - Being redefined. Build Comprehensive Financial Model • Develop model architecture and functionality • Research pricing models for similar on-line education products • Research education analogs to better understand market sizing and subscriber growth Conduct Educational Research • Gather student data through comprehensive study of curricular success • Gather teacher feedback on curriculum design • Continue to talk with leading education experts (e.g., Paul Sally, a legendary math professor and curriculum developer at the University of Chicago) regarding curriculum development and to validate the learning tools • Understand parents needs for supplemental curricula and educational support and develop plan to best address them • Develop and implement beta testing strategy with teachers and urban pre-K / K classes • Assist development team in testing and
Julie Bachur BUILD Bay Area Program design & management Start Up Handbook capture and document lessons learned in starting a new program site - interview staff members - research best practices - contact with similar orgs. *Perform interviews with key stakeholders regarding the expectations for the role of networks; draw four clean takeaways that will inform policy implementation during the 2010 – 2011 school year and give a final presentation to central staff and our key strategic partners that outlines our recommendations for next year. *Project manage division’s work for the Principal Planning Calendar; help teams think through principal asks to reduce the amount of time principals spend completing them. *Analyze time principals spent on test administration, state verification, and other tasks. Make recommendations and outline central work necessary for a 25% reduction in 2010 – 2011. *Collect yearlong planning calendars from division offices; identify areas of overlap and opportunities for efficiency.
Cahn Fellows Program for
Distinguished New York City
Neha Bagchi Principals New York Metro Area Strategic Planning Expansion Modeling Develop models for expanding CFP's successful program, possibly in other cities. From what I understand, the overarching goal of the project is to provide the analysis mentioned above, but there is a loftier goal at play as well: to possibly get one or more district schools to start employing these technological resources in the fall, in an effort to turn around their performance metrics.
California Charter Schools I'll be responsible for an
Elsa Jacobsen Association Los Angeles Legal Services assortment of projects My projects are still being defined, but I know that I'll be doing quite a bit of research that will help the office's advocacy team and be used in litigation in which my team is involved. - A new comprehensive, detailed excel model of an organization's revenue/funding model to be used to make replication/growth decisions - A landscape analysis of the non-profit public health space - Diligence findings on one or two potential investments
California Charter Schools
Esmeralda Xochitl Flores Association Los Angeles Strategic Planning Families That Can (FTC) To help put together an approach for Families That Can that will enable the organization, to build relationships with charter schools, so as to ensure that FTC provides charter parents with a voice and the resources to ensure they have excellent education choices for their students. Intranet: Presentation with specific recommendations and best practices from existing intranet systems. Legal Affairs: One-Year Strategic Plan and recommendations on sustaining process in the future. T rainer Effectiveness: T BD
California Charter Schools
Gohar Sedighi Association Los Angeles Advocacy/political experience LA regional advocacy help the LA Regional Advocacy team and charter community determine which elected and appointed officials should be and could be their strongest advocates in the short term, but with the impetus of expanding and strenghtening the LA charter movement in the long-term. Human Capital Dashboard that is standard for each division within the DOE
California Charter Schools
Lianna Kong Association Los Angeles Advocacy/political experience Facilities Project Research charter school facility options. -Develop a monitoring dashboard to allow for ongoing performance measurement and evaluation (student outcomes, family outcomes, community engagement outcomes) -Develop recommendations for how to better strategically align 21st CCLC after-school program with day-time, in-school curriculum and academic standards
D'Artagnan Scorza Foundation Los Angeles Strategic Planning Scholarship Needs Assessment The CCF Scholarship program would like to establish a strategic plan for effective scholarship grantmaking for the next 5 years. The Fellow will be expected to meet with key stakholders, conduct research, and examine current CCF data. First, I will deliver a report and recommendations as to how to best maintain Rocketship Education's facilities so that both short-term and long-term achievement is not compromised or diminished. Second, I will help standardize and streamline the bidding, design, construction, closeout and record keeping of on-going and future construction projects in an effort to shift construction cost savings to achievement.
California School Health
Alice Ricks Clinics Association Bay Area Advocacy/political experience to be determined with my supervisor this week.
Strategic Planning for Charter
Alexander Sotiriou Capital Partners for Education DC Metro Area Strategic Planning School Project Proposal giving insight and help of an external ICEF key executives and governing board
- CPE's objective is to provide low-income students with the education and resources necessary to attend and be successful in college. - CPE's flagship program does this by providing students with scholarships to private schools, one-on-one mentoring, individualized case management, as well as academic and enrichment workshops. - After extensive consideration and with therecommendations toconsultancy, CPE’s leadership andboard. have decided to extend the CPE model to charter schools. - Through this program, CPE will help students in high performing charter schools and provide the individualized mentoring and support which are CPE’s core competencies. In order to help facilitate this program, CPE has engaged an EP Fellow to do the following: - Synthesize internal and external strategic analysis and recommendations regarding Charter School Project, - Perform research related to expansion through Charter School Project, - Create strategic planning document draft, - Gain buy-in from board mem
Center City Public Charter Center City Public Charter
Carolyn Trager Schools DC Metro Area Data Analysis Schools I will be developing a comprehensive strategic plan for student enrollment. I need to deliver a model and, along the way, sets of notes and memos to Rebeca Huffman, VP of the Fund.
Creating a Policy and
Center City Public Charter Procedures Manual for Center
Erica Glover Schools DC Metro Area Operations City Public Charter Schools Researching and analyzing policies and procedures as they pertain to charter schools to ensure that the policies and procedures to be set forth in a new created manual are in compliance with all laws and rules pertaining to charter schools. Working with the that the individuals responsible for operations, academics and finance to obtain their input on the various policies and procedures toorganizational belief statement illustrating importance of diversity recruiting as it relates to Education Pioneers’ mission
· Summer workplan · A draft be established. · Set of recommendations based on research to inform diversity recruiting strategy and ensure that Education Pioneers is well positioned to meet its diversity recruiting goals in 2011 · Draft project plan for the complete roll-out of this strategy in the 2010/2011 recruiting season
Strategic Program Design for
Kara Allen Champions Los Angeles Curriculum Design Older Youth CHAMPIONS USA expects the EP fellow to work develop a comprehensive leadership and community action curriculum for high school leaders in addition to the development of a strategic plan for the public/private partnership at CHAMPIONS USA/CORE Educational Services. T he Fellow will produce strategy documents based on legal/policy research that relate to implementation and communications. T hese documents will be developed as part of a larger, overall strategy develop process involving other members of the Achieve staff. Given the fluid nature of multi-state assessment consortia and the unknowns that remain prior to the submission of proposals to the U.S. Department of Education, the particulars of what the Fellow will be doing, what the deliverables will look like, and what the scope and timeline for these projects will be remains uncertain.
Administration/School Examination of Secondary
Aaron Hollinger Chicago Public Schools Chicago Leadership Placement Procedures I will be examining and setting up a more effective procedure for having students apply for and getting into certain secondary schools. Professional Development Curriculum Development NWEA Analysis
Adam Cox Chicago Public Schools Chicago Operations OSS Communications processes Will be helping to develop processes and structures to support improved customer service from OSS. A comprehensive manual, key performance indicators for T ransformation schools and a written turnaround guide book.
Request to Intervention
Alex Poltorak Chicago Public Schools Chicago Policy Analysis Consultant Define a set of metrics and policy recommendations for RtI N/A
CPS Area 11 -- Assessment
Allison Haidostian Chicago Public Schools Chicago Program design & management Initiative The goal of the project is to assist Area 11 in developing 5-week assessments to measure students' progress in math, reading and science in grades 3 - 8. Some of my responsibilities include... Determine which vendors, if any, already offer an assessment system similar to the one envisioned here and prepare an analysis of how the products offered are similar to/different from the framework described above. and Research resources at CPS central landscapes
1) 2 documents--one updating the regional political landscapes, 2) creating the policy and advocacy office that may mesh with Area 11’s initiative and could be used to support our efforts
one Gather research, documents, sample tests, which inform the our development of the 5-week assessments
3) Take a leadership role in framing this work and collaborate with Area 11 staff to develop the assessments
Turnaround Model and
Andrea Touhey Chicago Public Schools Chicago Strategic Planning Deployment Process 1. quantitative research, key insights of a sustainable Community School/Learning Center. 2. Examine existing program models and funding sources to Process”.
I will analyze and document components/products of current Turnaround Model in use at elementary schools. Using the “Model Development Cycle”, I will review the component areas, resources, roles, responsibilities, and the allocation of both time and resources across the phases of the model. I will also work with a small team to draw from qualitative andDevelop a clear programming model that may inform the continuous improvement and development of the “CPS Elementary Turnaround Model and/or determine changes needed to implement successfully. 3. Should funding opportunities become available, work toward developing appropriate documents for submission.
Community Resources for School
Ashley Cureton Chicago Public Schools Chicago Community Development Stakeholders T raining Manual (History, in the community.
A. Develop a resource manual for four communities in Chicago. B. Conduct trainings with the parents, community members, and school administrators about the available resources in the community. C. Create an online database that includes resources available to community members. D. If possible, work with public relations to create marketing materials related to resources Philosophy of LPT M; Activities; Milestones; Evaluation) Support strategy for packaging, marketing and distributing curriculum.
Casey Osterkamp Chicago Public Schools Chicago Data Analysis Public Data Walls • Research public data displays within CPS and IL schools • Co-select metrics and performance measures for template • Create three year trend analysis for selected metrics •
Analyze multiple data sets for all Area schools • Select and create all graphical representations for data walls • Create public pamphlets explaining the metrics on each public
Meet with principals to present and capture input on the design • outcome and deliverable will be the comprehensive data tool.data wall •
T he Research private school data wall models • Work with one school on creating a private school data wall • Create a quick guide for schools to create their own private data wall
Hua Wang Chicago Public Schools Chicago Community Development Parental Involvement figuring out ways for parents to be more involved evaluate vendors A working assessment system that integrates with the current student information system and supports the school's needs for the upcoming academic year, and beyond. A set of training sessions for the teachers and administration.
Jennifer Proulx Chicago Public Schools Chicago Project/ Team Management 21st Century Learning Project Working on sharing best practices between CAOs and updating the program evaluation. Jumpstart's "resume" - what is constant and what is exchangeable.
Resource Allocation & Strategic
Planning for CPS' AMPS
Joanna Stroncek Chicago Public Schools Chicago Strategic Planning Department T his is conference.
I will create a model for evaluating how CPS' AMPS team should be spending their time in terms of support to schools in their area. This will likely involve grouping the schools according to needs (and gaps in the current offering), and based on that, assessing what customized services the team should provide them. I will also help prepare for a large teacher's not yet very clear - the workplan needs to be developed this week.
Kristina Lobo Chicago Public Schools Chicago Strategic Planning School Turnaround Design Developing long-term strategy for turning around schools in partnership with Chicago communities. Assisting with logistics of town hall meetings about the school turnaround process in target communities. Professional Development Module
Administration/School Office of School Turnaround
Leigh Anne Kenyon Chicago Public Schools Chicago Leadership Assistant/Fellow T his project requires the the turnaround and transformation initiatives. I will help determine what performance management help design the sessions, and schools. What sessions. T he indicators requires the development and upkeep of a DCPS briefing book Lastly, will assist portal for new instructional superintendents to reference. T turnaround initiative into supterintendents face a steep put to scale and replicated nationally. As the turnaround initiative is T his is an immediate mission-critical need of the OST want to productize the 2010-2011 school year.
One of my projects for this summer will be to create a comprehensive manual for the staff at turnarounds. It will be a guide for turnaround teachers and administrators to use when implementing the initiative at their school. I will work with all members of the OST staff to formulate this manual. My second project will include assisting the expansion of performance management over ability to survey needs, help the OCAO leadership team prioritize, schedule the on-boarding sessions, will look like for transformation help execute thekey performanceproject alsoshould be utilized when measuring transformation schools? or onlineI informationthe teaching and learning manager in commoditizing the he incoming instructionala formulated model that can belearning curve when it comes to fully understanding DCPS initiatives. relatively new and Chicago is at the forefront, DCPS to prepare of a successfuldifferent services, knowledge and information they have learned in the past five years in print.
Neha Kale Chicago Public Schools Chicago Training PD for Turnaround Staff Research industry and educational professional development pathways to determine best practices. •
• Determine a way to track and report PD completion. •
Devise short term and long term professional development pathways for each school based role in the Office of School Turnaround. (OST) • Determine whether the Chicago Public Schools’ “University” website is suitable for the OST that measure 1. change in registration statustracking orneighborhood create our own using our Sharepoint 2. change in parent the process for obtainingchange in student outcomes as a result of new supports. provider of Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) and IAA credit for our professional development modules.
Assessment tools need to be created professional development pathway and PD by grade, if we should and as a result of perscribed actions, site. • Investigate perception for support, 3. state and local program certification to become an official
Creating a data analysis support
Patrick Cooney Chicago Public Schools Chicago Data Analysis tool undertaking, on support from our lead data analyst.
I will be creating a collection of database files from our Area with quantititive and qualitative information on schools, classrooms, teachers, students, Area 10 coaches, and Area 10 professional development. I will streamline this information into an accessible format in order to support the data analysis of Area 10 staff. I'm responsible for the majority of this A white paperwiththe organization's T 3 program and a literature review.
Citizen Schools STEM
Brence Pernell Citizen Schools Greater Boston Area Curriculum Design Curriculum Development field. Over the years, Citizen Schools has learned that although they staff a large number of volunteers (Citizen Teachers) that are willing and able to jump right in and share what they are passionate and knowledgeable about in their field of expertise, they are a bit intimidated about creating their lesson plans from scratch. My goals will be to take six of those apprenticeships/ lesson plans that have been written by volunteers and strengthen them to a point that can be easily used by other across the country. These curricula should also reflect common and specific academic standards that correspond to measurable student achievement.
Citizen Schools has identified STEM as one of the three organizational priorities. This February Citizen Schools was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to participate in an initiative they are calling "Broadening Participation in Computing." The Foundation's goal is to increase the number of minorities and women entering the computer Unit pacing calendars, unit plans, lesson plans, and training materials of have members.
Building New Pipelines for CS
Teaching Fellows and Team
Jennifer Urrego Citizen Schools Houston Qualitative Research Leaders 1. Marketing Material Objectives Coordinate Citizen Schools and forge relationships to produce: to more applicants for open positions. I may also work ready for layout/design 2. Corporate Engagement Objectives Coordinate our September 30 event to further engage corporate and individual partners to support MMSI's program. Use our database of partners and funders, and oversee its effective use. Coordinate the production of materials and assure that funders, partners, and Board members receive regularly, timely communications and information about our programs. Provide staff support to the MMSI Executive Board as we engage these leaders as the core partners.
My primary job will be working to create pipelines to recruit a greater number of high quality teaching fellows or team leaders in Texas. I will be conducting exploratory qualitative research to learn more about the characteristics of the top candidates and get ideas about the best sources for finding talented people. I will also research and meet with community organizations to spread awareness aboutour work with the Senior Writer (consultant)that will leadUp-to-date, compelling web content Collateral materialson a secondary project surrounding alumni engagement.
Joseph Trawick-Smith City Year Greater Boston Area Data Analysis Data Systems Project I will be examining data collection techniques currently used by City Year's partner schools in order to aid the design of a proprietary database system. This will involve research on database best practices and an overview of key stakeholders. By the end of the summer I will be able to present Michael Ambritz with the most economically sound options for the goods and services necessary for the high school expansion and will have created a framework for the operations dashboard.
Analysis of Houston's Child Care
Franco Tin Collaborative for Children Houston Budget/accounting Cost Structure the project scope will focus on figuring out the costs for providing high quality child care in houston with the use of methodology which may include: literature review, interview, survey, etc. i will also have to suggest strategies for providing high quality child care in a cost-effective way. T he key deliverable will be the actual performance evaluation for the management positions at LACOE Head Start.
Communities in Schools of the Alignment of 21st Century
Joel Goering Nation's Capital DC Metro Area Program design & management Community Learning Center -Evaluate current state of 21st CCLC after-school program -Gather data by talking to key stakeholders (surveys, focus groups, one-on-one interviews) -Determine key performance metrics and recommendations for implementation in the 2010-11 school year Creating a policies and procedures manual for a variety of school functions such as operations, academics and finance.
Consortium for Educational Communications Manager for the
Molly Shea Change Chicago Project/ Team Management CEC Currently, the project has two parts: 1) I will help create a communications plan for the CEC as they facilitate a pilot program for teacher evaluation in 12 schools across Illinois. 2) I will lead an effort to create a brand image for the CEC. T his is still in development.
Cotsen Family Foundation
Claire Brown Los Angeles Qualitative Research Mentor Effectiveness Evaluation Alternate before starting with the ART that will ensure a more streamlined and years in the process.
The purpose of this project is to identify which qualities make effective Mentors within the Cotsen Family Foundation ART of TEACHING program. Specifically, I will identify which Mentor qualities most impact Fellows and identify the probable “sources” of those qualities. For instance, it is possible that the most significant impact comes from qualities Mentors hold model(s) to existing procedure of TEACHING program (i.e. number of cost effectiveclassroom, credentials and certificates held, relationship characteristics, etc,) or alternatively, that the most impact comes from experiences the Mentors have through Cotsen (i.e. Mentor Academies, sharing the same area of strength with their Fellows, more hours spent meeting with Fellows, etc). This research will be primarily qualitative and descriptive in nature. The report will aim to describe the personal qualities and/or experiences of Mentors that had the greatest impact on teachers, but may or may not be able to determine the statistically strongest aspects due
Creative Artists Agency
Gregory Johnson Foundation Los Angeles Strategic Planning Venice Promise Plan I am responsible for developing a plan to get the Venice Community to reinvest in their public schools. 1. T racking tools to check who has completed different selector assessments 2. Power Point presentation on how to better support selectors 3. Power point presentation on training selectors in 2011
DC Public Charter School Charter School Closure
Annette Thacker Board DC Metro Area Program design & management Procedures 1. to make sure PCSB is in compliance the all laws, and regulations regarding first amendment issues. final manual and academic success for sixth to the PCSB members.
I will develop full policies and procedures for the Public Charter School Board's charter school closure process. To do this, I will consult with PCSB staff involved in the closure process, as well as external DC entities that have some involvement in school closure. Further, I will query authorizers around the nation regarding their closure procedures in order T odevelop thethe DOEprocess based onwith best practices in use by other authorizers. I will present the2. Increase overall any recommended changes graders with the computers placed in the home.
DC Public Charter School
Manuel Buenrostro Board DC Metro Area Policy Analysis PCSB Oversight Policies Identify and review PCSB's oversight policies relative to its accountability system, the Performance Management Framework, new charter applications, and charter amendment, replication and enrollment increase requests. Research the oversight policies of other charter authorizers. White paper/manual outlining a model of the culture to accompany the technology. Manual to develop adult-student mentoring program. Financial projections of the cost per pupil and per school of scaling the program.
Board Management Strategy,
Event Management Strategy,
Employee handbook, and Grant
Taneka Miller DC Public Education Fund DC Metro Area Development/Fundraising Agreement Processes Establish board management and event management strategies for the Fund, as well as finalize the employee handbook, and create a process guide for grant agreements. PPT and synopsis of expansion strategy research; PPT and synopsis on selected "high potential" new regions/cities; Create New City/Regional Expansion Plan (an outline of key metrics and milestones, a completed "new city competition" application, and an implementation time line.
Paving a Trail of Information for
Francis Nugent Disability Rights California Bay Area Legal Services the Disabled Community Conducting client intake and providing access and advice about resources and supports. Focusing on online bullying - especially in regards to facebook. T he key deliverables are an instrument designed to measure employee engagement and a report on opportunities to enhance employee engagement.
District of Columbia Public Secondary School
Amanda Jarrard Schools DC Metro Area Policy Analysis Transformation Policy I will be developing policies for the Office of Secondary School Transformation at DC Public Schools. A community assessment for a community within NYC.
District Wide Professional
District of Columbia Public Professional Development/ Learning Community Training
Amy Lin Schools DC Metro Area Training Development DCPS's reform efforts have been vast and aggressive. These reforms have mostly been imposed by central office leadership. The 2010-11 school year will see a shift in this approach. School-based professional learning communities will serve as the platform from which nearly all efforts to improve student acheivement are initiated. PLC's are interpreted very differently across the nation. Thousands of books attempt to describe what PLC's are and what makes them effective. The Office of Professional Development is taking the lead on training school leadership to build and foster effective PLC's this coming school year. This training will define the characteristics of an effective PLC in DCPS and outline the best practices in fostering the development of these commun
of alternatives. 3. When possible, be a part of the Spark strategic planning process. oOUT COME: Gain additional strategic planning experience.
Deliverables: a binder outlining billing process roles & responsibilities as well as tutorials/instructions to help staff implement the system in the most efficient manner possible. PROJECT #3 - Outcomes: T he fundraising staff will have a clear list of high priority funders. Deliverables: A binder of prospect research, organized by viability; a calendar of proposal deadlines for the 2010-2011 school year.
pment and to validate the learning tools • Understand parents needs for supplemental curricula and educational support and develop plan to best address them • Develop and implement beta testing strategy with teachers and urban pre-K / K classes • Assist development team in testing and iterating math gaming platform Develop Go-T o-Market Strategy • Evaluate channel partners (e.g., educational publishers, Foundations with education portfolios) •
er tasks. Make recommendations and outline central work necessary for a 25% reduction in 2010 – 2011. *Collect yearlong planning calendars from division offices; identify areas of overlap and opportunities for efficiency.
ults and to incorporate regular, data based course corrections where appropriate. - Deliverable: Survey for Boot Camp educators [By 6/16] - Deliverable: Discovery Report: synthesis of interviews, survey results and other information gathering during first two weeks of investigation [By EOD 6/25] - Deliverable: Revised Work Plan: a further refined work plan that takes into account findings from discovery period; outlines (with more speci
udget for 2010-11 reflect the new organizational strategy - Working with the Executive Director to develop and implement summer planning sessions to ensure full implementation by staff by launch date
mmend at least two outside resources/trainings Summer Search can take advantage of to better educate Summer Search students and staff in the areas of financial aid and managing money
siderations. Given the current development of T he Fund's programmatic strategy, there may be additional opportunities to be added to project scope depending on capacity and need.
Recommended timeline for host recruitment, fellow application, interview, and placement components of all three programs
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scholarship in higher education. 3.Identify and recommend priority educational areas (i.e workforce development; 4yr. transfer students, etc.) for effective grantmaking.
mergency/troubleshooting processes “Wish list” processes Communication plans “See X person to solve Y issue”: FAQ document listing point person for resolving frequently occurring issues (e.g. IT , ops outages, etc.) “See something, say something”: Whom to notify about problems after the fact (e.g. out-of-school behavior issues, media, etc.)
Juan Jose Gonzalez The Joyce Foundation Chicago Advocacy/political experience Teacher Quality Synthesis getting community and ally buy-in/collaboration for Joyce Foundation's unveiling of a new Teacher Synthesis report. T BD
Knowledge Management and
Darek Ciszek The New Teacher Project New York Metro Area Policy Analysis Policy Analysis - Develop TNTP's knowledge management system for the Policy Team - Research and analysis around Race to the Top funding - Submit grant proposals to T he Mind T rust and New Schools Venture Fund with goal of raising $150,000 for FY 2011. - Create marketing plan for coming year, identifying strategies to identify partner schools and donors. - Establish partnerships with at least 3 charter schools in the Chicago area and renew partnerships with 2 current schools.
The Partnership for Los
Keauna Mason Angeles Schools Los Angeles Project/ Team Management Roosevelt High School I will serve as a project manager for the Roosevelt High School transformation at Partnership LA. My responsibilities include codifying the processes that have taken place to convert Roosevelt high school as well as manage the project plan and activities to ensure we are on schedule. - Knowledge Management deliverable will be an online tool that surveys teacher effectiveness data and analysis for Policy T eam - Race to the T op deliverable will be multiple tools comparing round 2 state applications and legislative progress made since funding competition began
The Walton Family Foundation,
Corliss Brown Inc. DC Metro Area Policy Analysis District Reform Advocacy with researchers and Districts. assessment
Help design and execute a study on school district open-enrollment plans and to what extent money follows the student when he/she chooses a different school than the one assigned. We are also interested in how virtual schooling is supported by states, financially and from the course credit standpoint. I will also conduct interviews, in person when practical, Regression analysis; curriculum This project is very important to determining the Foundation's advocacy and grant-making strategy to support its mission of parents, particularly low income parents, having quality choices for the children.
Advertising and Targeted
Laurie Bailer Thomas B. Fordham Institute DC Metro Area Marketing/Communications Marketing Plan This project will include analysis of key audiences, best practice research of other think tanks' advertising efforts, cost/benefit analysis of advertising and direct marketing tactics, and advertising and direct marketing recommendations. Research and marketing materials for advocacy system
Curriculum Development and
Dena Simmons UKA Teacher U New York Metro Area Curriculum Design Instruction 1) Co-teaching 2 courses: Unit Planning and The Art and Science of Effective Teaching. 2) Curriculum development Create materials to communicate facts about OPCSFS lending operations to stakeholders. Possibly create database of charter school facilities to aid decision makers at OSSE.
Yael Kalban UKA Teacher U New York Metro Area Data Analysis Master's Defense Project I will be working with the Teacher U team to research and compile state, county, and district standardized assessment results and develop systems to collect and analyze the student achievement data of the teachers in the program. In support of Common Core pilot program planning, develop pre-, mid-, and post-pilot evaluation Develop strategic communication plan Develop training materials for SY '10-11 distribution and execution
Compensation and Succession at
Daniel Gennaoui Uncommon Schools New York Metro Area Human Resources Uncommon Schools Interviews, lit reviews, financial analysis, peer organization reviews. 1. End of year giving campaign 2. Strategic placement planning recommendations
Operations infrastructure for
North Star Academy high school
LaWanna Baker Uncommon Schools New York Metro Area Operations growth I am primarily responsible for creating acost/benefit analysis for several vendor and service options for the Northstar high school expansion. I am also slated to consider the metrics necessary for an operations dashboard to assist the school's operations leaders with tracking performance month to month. Deliverable 1: Confirm/adapt the five key areas to measure school success. Deliverable 2: Collect/adapt/create measurable outcomes for success in each area. Deliverable 3: Gather and organize all existing data in each area from T uscon NDAA schools. Deliverable 4: Create a plan for future data collection.
United States Department of Data systems and Mobile student
Chike Aguh Education DC Metro Area Strategic Planning populations My project involves creating data systems to capture highly mobile students particularly Native Americans. This will require creating plan on building data collecting within these schools, creating a way to house this data and drafting corresponding changes in law. For Bridgespan - July 29th Gates Report
United States Department of
Jane Bryson Education DC Metro Area Program design & management Race to the Top Jane will play an integral role on the Race to the Top team this summer. Race to the Top is a $4.35 billion competitive grant program, and the largest competitive education grant program in U.S. history. The program is designed to provide incentives to States to implement large-scale, system-changing reforms that result in improved student achievement, narrowed achievement gaps, and increased high school graduation and college enrollment rates. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) specifies that applications for Race to the Top funds must address the ARRA’s four reform areas: •
Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy; •
deciding which teachers to press charges against Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction; •
Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most; and •
Legal Clerk for the Department of
United States Department of Education Administrative Law
Michele (Miri) Listokin Education DC Metro Area Legal Services Judges Legal briefing, research, memo-drafting, mediation, and arbitration regarding disputes involving the U.S. Department of Education and recipients of Federal Education Funds. I have not been updated on the specifics as related to deliverables other than the following:Project management tools, Detailed implementation plans, including milestones and success metrics
United States Department of
Stephanie Sud Education DC Metro Area Program design & management Race to the Top Be part of the time that is dashing to distribute the $4 billion incentive fund by Sept 30. Work on designing strategic assistance, building systems to track the relevant metrics, and managing all the logistics. Compensation Data Compensation Plans Presentation Final Compensation Plan
United States Department of
Education - Office of Civil
Jeff Cravens Rights Greater Boston Area Legal Services Civil rights investigations complaints outcome is that at the end of the summer, we'll have a NLNS booklet in hand as well as trained staff who will be able to policy, and outcomes book investigations.
I will be investigating civil rights complaints filed with the US DOE, Office of Civil Rights against schools and other educational entities receiving federal funding. I will analyze complaints to see if they initially state a legal claim under the federal laws prohibiting disability, sex, race, and age discrimination. I will help conduct legal research regarding those T he desiredand assist in interviews of relevant parties. I will also assist in writing documents, such as notes, summaries of legal add and reproduce theof our next year.
West Oakland Innovation
Iman K. Mills urbanED Solutions Bay Area Program design & management Education Zone 1)Managing the content demands of the Promise Neighborhoods application. 2)Developing a strategic planning process for the West Oakland Education Innovation Zone 3)Research the "means" of achieving the Zone I will be expected to prepare legal memos, conduct legal research, and work with clients throughout the summer.
Strategic Growth Plan for Value
Jacob Sullivan Value Schools Los Angeles Strategic Planning Schools Value Schools is preparing to add three addtional schools to its existing two schools. I will be involved in the following activities: strategic planning, budget/accounting, data analysis, facitlities, and finance. T o provide student with a Free and Appropriate Public Education that meets his needs and provides adequate interventions that will ensure his success in a public setting.
Brandon Gordon Victory Schools New York Metro Area Operations Multiple Projects Still TBD, but will be either one or a combination of projects in strategy, operations or development. T here will be three project outcomes: 1. A written evaluation of the YET literacy model including recommendations for ways to more effectively facilitate the program. 2. An academic Benchmark Rubric for grades two through eight that is incorporated into the model 3. Documentation of best practices with regard to tutoring programs for out of school time.
Natalia Baum Victory Schools New York Metro Area Strategic Planning N/A Have not yet discussed with supervisor, will find out on first day. An outline and facilitation guides for each training of the new teacher institute.
Visions Academy Charter High
Lige Shao School New York Metro Area Operations Data Management Systems Identify data management needs and a system that will address those needs in the most streamlined, effective fashion Jane will be here at a critical time for the department and the education reform movement, and in particular for the analysis and implementation of the grant competitions under the Race to the T op program. All Race to the T op funds must be obligated by September 30, 2010, so this summer is a particularly important time for the program, and an incredible opportunity for an intern to both learn and contribute. By the end of the summer, Jane will have contributed to deepening the understanding of the past competition, implementation of the current competitions and obligation of approximately $3.4 billion to state grantees, and to the shaping of policies for future efforts.
Ashley Woo Year Up Chicago Human Resources Year Up Fellow I will assist in marketing, outreach and on-boarding initiatives. As Year Up is just starting in Chicago, a primary goal of the summer will be to find and recruit the incoming class. By September, the program should be ready to go! Desired Project Outcomes - T he fellow will be resposible for the delivery of six upgrated curriculums, including: 2 in Robotics 2 in web design 2 video game design ( one form NC) 1 in Finance
Data analysis and curriculum
Raphael Rosenblatt Year Up New York Metro Area Data Analysis alignment Analyzing national data set to identify factors contributing to student dropout from the program; creating an intervention plan to target those risk factors; analyzing curriculum to ensure it is well aligned with needs of partner programs - Develop Advisory curriculum for Middle Division. - Create a detailed implementation plan for a collaborative effort between First Graduate, Aim High, Mission Graduates, James Lick Middles School, and Horace Mann Middle School.
Adaeze Ugwu YES Prep Public Schools Houston Facilities New Facility Development II T he database the organization with researching, codifying and and Disciplined Life for new school acquisition and start up.
YES Prep Public Schools is a highly successful charter school system that is aggressively expanding in Houston. With limited start- up funds for capital purchases we are faced with finding creative financing and facilities solutions. Securing school facilities has proven to be an economic and organizational challenge. YES prep is looking for an individual that can assist will first be created to house Field Days informationdeveloping templates curriculm and then will be expanded for other teacher lesson plans. T he end deliverable will be an online database that is easy and effective for teachers to utilize when creating lessons throughout the school year.
Brett Beach-Kimball YES Prep Public Schools Houston Human Resources New School Development T talent entail the following: o collecting in various projects member and alumni data housed across regional functional teams o conducting research on internal data systems capable of housing operations practices. impact within sub communities place, YES and synthesizing key priority data points to share with funders and Schools with evaluating the current Leading Excellence Fellow program, effectively codifying training components efficacy of a pilot information program improvements. In a final recommendation that details an internal approach for housing and sharing data ongoing
I will assist the organization with codifying new school leader training and systems utilized to execute the new school development plan, both programmatically and logistically. As part of this growth strategy, YES Prep has developed a Leading Excellence Fellow program- a school and system level administration training program. This program attracts newhis willto the organization, engages themand analyzing corps at different YES Prep campuses and simultaneously develops the individual’s leadership skills and improves our current academic andand reporting on T FA's While the program is currently ino identifying Prep is looking for an individual that can assist the Head of Newidentifying areas where additional data is needed o leading focus groups with functional team leaders to monitor the and developing innovative LE sharing system o preparing additional to the LE Program evaluation and improvement, YES Prep is looking to utilize this additional human resource to support our new school development process. YES Pre
Jaya Visvanathan YES Prep Public Schools Houston
Kurt Gerwitz YES Prep Public Schools Houston Finance unknown unknown T hese are still under discussion.
Douglas Matus YouthBuild Charter School Los Angeles Marketing/Communications Public Relations I am responsible for creating a PR package for my organization to share with the community. I will immerse myself within the community of the organization, gain insight into their approach and accomplishments, and create materials that convey this to an outside audience. I will produce a written document and Powerpoint presentation summarizing my findings, and I will present to the entire NewSchools team. T he goal is to make recommendations for the way NewSchools approaches its fourth investment fund.
Online staff policies and
Kanitra Lopez YouthBuild Charter School Los Angeles Policy Analysis procedure guide I will be reponsible for reviewing policies currently in place and reccomending additional policies where they may be a need to help the school site run more efficiently and be in compliance with ed code. Identifying specific criteria, methods, and mechanisms for the intervention...Preparing materials that can be distributed, presenting/advocating the recommendations, "training the trainers" that will actually train the teacher population to identify general education students that need intervention before being assigned to special education.
Professional Development/ YouthBuild USA Education
Ana T. Solano-Campos YouthBuild USA Greater Boston Area Training Department Assessing and expanding the tools and resources that Youthbuild uses to support their teachers in professional development/leadership programs during workshops and online project outcomes: cost structure analysis of providing high quality child care AND recommendations on strategies for providing high quality child care in a cost-effective way.
Paige Fern Bay Area Legal Services Youth and Education Law Project I will be working on a series of cases, including the Robles Wong v. CA case. T BD
Engagement, and Quality
Quyen Dinh Bay Area Program design & management Improvement Plan All i know is what was sent to me in the collaboration; 4) Assess program weaknesses and opportunities for quality improvement changes.
SVEF maintains an open education resource for teachers to find and share lesson plans that can be used to enhance their teaching. The fellow will be responsible for creating strategies to: 1) Reach out to Bay Area educators to increase awareness of the tool and encourage collaboration on lesson plans to enrich instruction; 2) Measure and document program impact; 3) Sustain communityemail from ed pioneers
Raymond Ivey Los Angeles Leadership Don't know N/A T he project outcomes are to 1) define what a pilot school for OUSD looks like; 2) determine the criteria for when a school should consider becoming a pilot school; and 3) consolidate best practices in the district and share knowledge with various education stakeholders. T he main two deliverables are: 1) Pilot School Readiness Guideline 2) Pilot School Autonomy Models
Mission Support Team
Richard Davies Bay Area Human Resources Professional Development Design, develop and deliver tools and processes to facilitate performance evaluation, feedback and ongoing professional development among non-teaching team members. T o be determined.
Spencer Foundation: Data Ue
and Educational Improvement
Tonja Jarrell Bay Area Qualitative Research Initiative I will be involved with a team coding transcripts, reviewing artifacts, reading and note taking empirical and theoretical papers and participating in developing a conceptual framework for a study proposal. T his could involve online or traditional communication and feedback tools, small and large-scale events focused on providing information and access for stakeholders as new tools are developed, and could involve the creation of a broad communication and outreach strategy to carry the district through the initial 2-3 years of this initiative.