Rochambeau, Kiser, Graham
Focus on the Vision
They have redesigned the way they are supporting students with English Language Development (ELD) plans. They are involving all classroom teachers in understanding the goals and needs for students' plans so we can all work as a collective team to support student success. In addition, they have demonstrated outstanding leadership in front of their peers in staff meetings, and have embraced opportunities to lead professional learning. The motivation and passion these three teachers bring to their profession is inspiring. The result of their collaboration is a more unified team of teachers and increasingly supported students.
Recently, Marcie Kiser advocated for newcomers at the high school to try a new technology called W2T Translators that the students can use with their teachers to translate between English and Spanish while they converse.
Alicia Rochambeau and Rachel Graham have been working with their school principal and elementary school staff to redesign the ELD instruction and try something new.
These actions promote a spirit of innovation, inquiry, and collective problem solving. These three educators are not afraid to take risks when something isn't working and they strive for improvement. Global Outcomes don't only shine in the students they are teaching, but in themselves.