Pilot Year Two 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
Karla Anderson Cambridge Math in Focus Curriculum Support
Susan Barry Norwood Collaborative Technology Integration
Kimberly Bothwell   Randolph School Time for Intervention Strategies
Wendi Cantoreggi    Millis More and Better Learning Time Schedule
Sara Colum Revere Building Repertoires of Lessons and Collaborative Support
Rebecca Correa Greater Lowell Summer Reading Program
Brenda Dunn Springfield EdCAMP/Unconference
Sarah Floyd Barnstable Creating Intervention Blocks
Tracy Higgins Fairhaven Increasing District’s Frequency & Building Rigor of Writing
Michele Lippens Cambridge Expanding Next Generation Learning, Social Media & Tech
Jennifer Maio Groton Dunstable Expanding a Culture of Literacy
Dawn Martens Randolph District Determined Measures
Laura Mullen Hudson Family Reading Night
Blythe Purdin Nahant Create a Teacher-Led Professional Learning Community 
Robert Erlandsen  Cohasset Hearing and Heeding Our Teachers through Parents
Julie Ferreira Taunton District Determined Measures
Mary Foyle Lunenburg Policy that will Better Benefit Students
Lorie Banks Holyoke Fostering Collaboration between Staff and Administration
Elizabeth Hegarty Dedham Bridging Communication Gap between Board & Members
Kelsey Holbrook Rockland Create an Atmosphere that Fosters & Empowers Creativity
James Kobialka Worcester Engaging Members
Lamikco Magee Springfield Cultural Proficiency Challenge
Nikki Murphy Georgetown Joining the Negotiation Team

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