Join us at this summer's Teacher Leadership Institute to meet and hear about some remarkable Arizona teachers.Feb 20, 2020
I remember watching teachers that I admired, thinking I could never be like them and that their type of greatness was simply out of my reach. As my work and experience at the Center has grown, I have come to discover that the teachers I admire most are people who go to extraordinary lengths to make something special happen. Over the past three years, we have told the stories of teacher leaders from across Arizona in our annual Teacher Leadership Report and corresponding videos. Their stories are our stories.
We believe that when we tell the stories of teachers, others will see the potential in themselves. This year, we are excited to share the stories of five remarkable teacher leaders.
- Benjamin Collinsworth, Preschool Inclusion Teacher at Emily Meschter Early Learning Center in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson.
- Joseph Fuentes, Expanded Impact Teacher at Garfield Elementary School in the Phoenix Elementary School District in Phoenix.
- Kathleen Paulsen, District Mentor in the Balsz School District in Phoenix.
- Miyone Roanhorse, English Teacher at Salt River High School located in the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale.
- Elizabeth Schley, AP Government Teacher at Basha High School in the Chandler Unified School District in Chandler.
Too often we think of leadership as a position, and yet, teachers like these and others lead from inside and outside of their classrooms on a daily basis throughout Arizona. Join us this summer at our 15th Annual Teacher Leadership Institute: Elevating Voice to Students through Teacher Leadership to meet these remarkable teachers and hear their stories.
These are the teachers that work next door, down the hall, in the school down the street. They are us.