Ribbon Cutting

Lisa Henkel, CEO/Founder of Pathways to Academic Excellence, a M/WBE certified educational consulting company, celebrated a ribbon cutting at the Capital Region Chamber. Joining her were Eva Williams, Principal from Van Duyn Elementary School, Nancy Volk, Expanded Learning Time Facilitator and Karen Dotsan, Multi-Classroom Leader all from the Syracuse City School District where Lisa currently supports leaders and school improvement efforts. Congratulations to Pathways to Academic Excellence.

2017-10-25T16:32:34+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

Intentionally-Supported Reading Independence

Doug Lemov’s message is so important.  As school leaders, charged with improving student outcomes, it is crucial not to forget the importance of independent reading and the care that should be given instructionally.  These are great suggestions for intentionally-supported reading independence! #teachlikeachampion #readingisimportant View Suggestions

2017-10-13T00:03:05+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

Analyzing Data at Van Duyn Elementary

Awesome work happening at Van Duyn Elementary in the Syracuse City School District as Principal Williams leads her teachers in analyzing school data!  Teachers spent quality time looking for trends in their State Diagnostic Reports and honing school-wide priorities. So proud to work with this team who is making incredible progress impacting student outcomes!  Vantastic!

2017-10-09T14:20:59+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

“Reading Reconsidered” Workshop

Amazing work and energy at the “Reading Reconsidered”, Teach Like A Champion, Uncommon Schools, workshop! Doug Lemov and team led this two-day deep dive into helping over 100 teachers from around the country (Denver, Charlotte, Miami, Cleveland, NYC, Albany, DC, Troy), navigate the complexities of teaching reading and supporting those leaders who facilitate this work in their schools. Teachers came together to learn and engage in planning around best practices in independent reading, knowledge building, non-fiction implications, text complexity, close reading, and writing. A sincere shout-out to Doug Lemov for including me in this engaging learning opportunity.

2017-10-09T14:13:35+00:00 September 26th, 2017|

Van Duyn Elementary School Work Session

Such meaningful work with the team at Van Duyn Elementary School on Monday. Principal Williams and her team should be so proud and excited about the work they continue to do to move their school forward. Working with them as they work with the State Diagnostics Tool, (DSTSE) and rubric to set priorities, articulate goals, and find pathways is such powerful work in bringing about sustained change.

2017-09-26T12:57:08+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

Work Session with Nancy Volk

Great work session on Friday September 15 with Nancy Volk, Extended Day Time Facilitator from the Department of Teaching and Learning in the Syracuse City School District. Truly important planning work on the continual improvement cycle of ensuring students are provided outstanding curriculum and instruction. So proud to be part of the team working to improve student outcomes, preparing them for college and careers!

2017-09-26T12:57:49+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|