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The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board conducts research on career and technical education and brings it into classrooms.
The Making Schools Work Advisory Council is composed of state directors of CTE and school improvement from states belonging to SREB’s school improvement networks.
2019-2020 Council Members
Karen Anderson, School Improvement Director, Alabama State Department of Education
Deborah Coffman, Assistant Commissioner of Public School Accountability, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Arkansas Department of Education
Tiara Booker-Dwyer, Assistant State Superintendent of College and Career Readiness, Maryland State Department of Education
Wendy Clemons, Executive Director, Secondary Education and Professional Development, Mississippi Department of Education
Latoya Dixon, Director, Office of School Transformation, South Carolina Department of Education
Kelly Foster, Associate Commissioner, Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts, Kentucky Department of Education
Twila Green, High Schools That Work / Technology Centers That Work State Coordinator, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Yvonne Holloman, Associate Director, Office of School Quality, Virginia Department of Education
Stan Hopkins, High Schools That Work Coordinator, West Virginia
David Horseman, Associate Commissioner, Office of Career and Technical Education, Kentucky Department of Education
Stephanie Johnson, Deputy Superintendent, School Improvement, Georgia Department of Education
Dave Leavitt, SREB School Improvement Consultant, New York
Betheny Lyke, Principal Consultant, District and School Improvement Center, American Institutes for Research
Angel Malone, CATE Director, Office of Career & Technical Education, South Carolina Department of Education
Brook Meiller, Executive Director, School Support & Improvement, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Edmund Mitzel, Executive Director, Maryland State Department of Education
Shell Nichols, Assistant Director, Office of Career Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education
Molly Ream, Program Specialist, Georgia Department of Education
Sonja Robertson, Executive Director, School Improvement, Mississippi Department of Education
Judith Sams, Specialist, Business and Information Technology & Related Clusters, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Virginia Department of Education
Hether Little-Shirey, Principal, Moore High School, Oklahoma
Felicia Everson-Tuggle, Assistant Commissioner of School Improvement, Tennessee Department of Education
Kristy Unger, Assistant Director, Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, Missouri
Margaret Williamson, Assistant Director, West Virginia Department of Education
AC teachers are required to attend the Summer Teacher Training Institute. STTI instructors determine whether teachers are adequately prepared to provide instruction for the 2019-20 school year.
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This catalogue contains hundreds of useful, fact-filled items — books, research reports, school improvement guides, case studies, brochures, professional development materials and DVDs. The materials are based on data and information from more than two decades of helping school leaders and teachers prepare students for challenging studies leading to success in postsecondary education and a career. They are available for a nominal cost, free of charge and/or on the SREB website and are easy to obtain for distribution in your state, district or school.
Math Scores Soar at Tennessee High School
Math Design Collaborative builds students' confidence -- and their achievement soars
August, 2014 – In Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, teachers changed the way they taught math — and test scores climbed. Teachers transformed their classrooms with better assignments through the Mathematics Design Collaborative framework and say students are engaged and learning more.
A common misconception is that Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is not a good fit in classes geared toward struggling readers and writers. Nicole Craig, a reading intervention teacher at Avalon Middle School (AMS) in Orlando, Florida knows firsthand this is not true.
HSTW Profile: Queens Vocational and Technical High School and High Schools That Work — Improving SLCs in NYC
Queens Vocational and Technical High School (QVTHS) serves a culturally diverse student population of 1,200 students from across New York City. The school is a part of a cohort of New York City schools that were awarded a United States Department of Education grant to reorganize into small learning communities (SLCs). This profile explains how QVTHS used theHigh Schools That Work framework not only to organize into effective SLCs but also to implement a variety of improvement efforts to ensure success for all students.
William Byrd High School (WBHS) in Vinton, Virginia, is a dynamic place for learning and preparing students for college and careers. General track courses have been eliminated. Hundreds of students take Algebra II even though it’s not a state requirement. Students participate in cooperative education. Parents are deeply engaged in helping students select programs of study. Ninety percent of students graduate on time, and 83 percent go on to postsecondary study.