Teacher Improvement Fellowship Launch Party

Baltimore city-based Improving Education marked the launch of its new Teacher Improvement Fellowship with a gathering at Mt. Washington Tavern.

Board members and other supporters joined many of the new fellows to celebrate the program which works with teacher leaders in the city to create and lead change efforts in schools and the community, particularly focusing on how they teach students and engage parents.
Pictured (LtoR) Kelly Reitschel, Improving Education director of network improvement & Teacher Improvement Fellowship; and Jarrod Bolte, Improving Education founder/CEO
Pictured (LtoR) Tom DeWire, education consultant; and David Tohn, BTS Software Solutions CEO/Improving Education board member
Pictured (LtoR) Gena Stenger, Baltimore City Public Schools 2nd grade teacher/fellow; Ruth Farfel, The Fund for Educational Excellence social worker; and Rosie Plitt, Lakeland Elementary/Middle School kindergarten teacher/fellow
Pictured (LtoR) Kayon DePina, Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School pre-K educator/fellow; and Edson DePina SDR Certified Collision Center general manager
Pictured (LtoR) Jonathan Gergela, Marriott International senior business analyst; and Ngozi Ejim, Baltimore City Public Schools pre-K teacher
Pictured (LtoR) Samantha Sines, Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School pre-K teacher/fellow; William Lyoo, University of Pennsylvania law student/former Baltimore City Public Schools teacher; Allie Cooperman, ESOL teacher/fellow; and Melinda Moody, Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School director of early childhood education
Pictured (LtoR) Charelle James, Urban Teachers executive director; and Robin Shay, Urban Teachers instructional coach
Pictured (LtoR) Tyler McCurdy, Maryland State Senator Bill Ferguson district director; and Rob Helfenbein, Loyola University Maryland associate dean of education
(March 4, 2020 – Mt. Washington Tavern)
Sloane Brown

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