Pilot Year One Capstone Projects

In Pilot Year One, participants developed their field-based Capstone Project focusing on the following frames of teacher leadership:

  • Instructional Leadership – placing teachers at the center of supporting and improving teaching and learning in their schools and districts;
  • Policy Leadership – ensuring that experienced and accomplished teachers inform and influence policymaking decisions at the local, state and national levels;
  • Association Leadership – preparing current and future association leaders to include advancing the profession of teaching and the professional interests of members into the union advocacy agenda.

Participants designed and/or implemented a capstone that gave them meaningful and practical exposure to leadership opportunities in which to apply leadership competencies and reflect upon and learn from these experiences.

Capstone Projects from Pilot Year One Participants

Name Town Capstone Project
Nancy Barile Revere  “Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color (Defined Here as African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and Southeast Asian) at Revere High School”
Patrice Bucci Medford  “Revisiting and Revising School Based MTSS/RTI Practices”
Linda Hanson Arlington  “Lab Site Professional Development with the Lucy Calkins Writing Program”
Michael McCarthy Andover  “Social Studies Skill Development Documents”
Robert Michaud Andover  “Collaborating with Teacher Generated Data on the New Educator Evaluation system in Massachusetts”
Dan Monahan Cambridge “Rethinking Professional Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts”
Kate Peretz Franklin “Professional Learning Communities and the Joint Decision Making Process”
Nicole Prevost Quincy “Bring On The Books!”
Jessica Rosenthal Stoughton “Utilizing Technology in the Classroom by Employing a Blended Learning Model, with Reflections of a Teacher Leadership Initiative Member”
Lauren Updegrove Greater Boston “Slipping Past the Summer Slide”
Laurie Wasserman Medford More and Greater Learning Time and Reflections of a Teacher Leader Initiative Member