My Best Weekend at the Teach to Lead Boston Summit

I’m still recovering from the excitement of the Teach to Lead Boston Summit, which ended eight days ago. After spending a good part of Christmas vacation obsessively begging for votes for my idea,  I was literally jumping up and down when I received my invitation to the summit. For a few seconds.

Then, I got to work on assembling our team of most incredible middle school teachers. I have to admit, I was shocked that four other people wanted to spend an entire weekend obsessing over Writing Across the Curriculum for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities. Yet, they did, and what happened at the summit?

Well, we met wonderful educators from around the country (and even a few from the United Kingdom). We talked education (and ate amazing food) all weekend long. And most importantly, we came away with a Logic Model – a plan of how to turn our ideas into reality. It was my kind of workaholic’s dream weekend.

Group Selfie (Selvesie?): Our Team and Two of Our Critical Friends
Group Selfie (Selvesie?): Our Team and Two of Our Critical Friends
Me and my teammate Katy Ramón: We have taught together since 2010 at two different Boston schools!
Me and my teammate Katy Ramón: We have taught together since 2010 at two different Boston schools!
Showing Off our Completed Logic Model
Showing Off our Completed Logic Model!
critical friends
We couldn’t have done it without our amazing Critical Friends! Marjorie Brown, Assistant Director, Education Issues Department, American Federation of Teachers (far left) ; Nick Yoder, Technical Assistant Consultant, American Institutes for Research (2nd from left); G.A. Buie, President, National Association of Secondary School Principals (back row, 2nd from right)
I was proud to pose with my fellow National Board Certified Teachers.
I was proud to pose with my fellow National Board Certified Teachers.
Our team is 100% Boston Teachers Union members: Proud to be Serving the Children of the City of Boston.
Our team is 100% Boston Teachers Union members: Proud to be Serving the Children of the City of Boston.
Logic Model
Our Logic Model

Download our Logic Model

The only downside to the weekend was missing my husband and my beautiful daughters, Sofia and Francine. But it was great to receive a text with the photo below that said: “Have a great day, Mommy! Also remember to eat your lunch and drink your water!”

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Thank you, Sofia and Francine, for your love and support! And thank you, David, for being the best dad while I was at Teach to Lead!

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