Vanguard Special Edition

September 4, 2018

New Member Application is Open Until September 14th!

One of the most exciting times of the year is upon us – new member application season! We're excited to announce that the application window is open today through the end of the day on Friday, September 14th.

Directions to Share with Prospective Applicants

Create a 2-3 minute product (video, Sway, PowerPoint, presentation, etc.) that answers the following questions and expresses how you embody Vanguard's four pillars (TIMS: Transform, Innovate, Mentor, and Support). Have fun and be creative!

  1. Why do you want to join Vanguard?
  2. Describe how you have incorporated technology in innovative ways into instruction.

See the application itself for more details. The link can be found below.

The Selection Process

The leadership team will review applications and invite prospective members to attend a Saturday morning interview event on September 29th. This is where you come in – we’re inviting you to help shape the future of Vanguard by serving as interviewers. We will work in teams of two to interview applicants. You’ll go through a series of scripted questions, and record your feedback and ratings, which will inform our acceptance decisions. This will be familiar to those of you that participated last year as we’ll be carrying forward that successful approach. Participating as an interviewer will earn you up to 15 points! Decisions will be made and new members will be notified during the following week. If you're interested in helping with interviews, sign up using the button below.

What can you do to help?

  1. Help us get the word out! If your school team has fewer than 4 members, please give this application link to anyone and everyone in your school who is interested in joining the Vanguard Team! Do your best to sell the benefits and fun of Vanguard!
  2. Sign up to help with interviews on September 29th using the button below.

If your school team already has 4 members, but you know of others who would be interested in joining Vanguard, then we strongly recommend that you consider starting up a Vanchise. This will allow you to grow your school's Vanguard Team beyond the 4 member cap. The Vanchise application will be released next week.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to Justin Evans (, or your Learning Community lead.

The Vanguard Leadership Team

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Vanguard Leadership Team

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Fulton County Vanguard Team

Mission: Building the capacity of instructional leaders to transform learning and teaching.

Vision: Through building colaborative relationships and supporting student focused learning, the Vanguard Team will positively impact student achievement.

Pillars: Transform, Innovate, Mentor, & Support (TIMS)