916 Mahtomedi Academy Teachers Participate in National Leadership Summit
The teachers of 916 Mahtomedi Academy were invited by the United States Department of Education to attend the Teach to Lead Summit-Denver, run and commissioned by Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. Gina Wilson, Eric Cameron, and Karin Hogen were honored to attend the summit over this past weekend of January 9-11, 2015.
The purpose of the summit was to help spotlight and advance the groundbreaking, teacher-led work that is happening in states, districts and schools across the country. Attendees included teacher leaders from 27 different states and critical friends, including teachers from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellows. Some of the incredible people there included: Ruthanne Buck (Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education), Peggy Brookins (Vice President, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards), and Katherine Basset (Executive Director/CEO, National Network for State Teachers of the Year).
The 916 Mahtomedi Academy teachers earned their invitation by coming up with an innovative teacher leadership idea which was evaluated by the Department of Education. During the conference, they had the opportunity to work side-by-side with national leaders in education to help them polish and refine their ideas.
Overall, the teachers gained a vast amount of knowledge from this summit and were thankful to have met so many amazing teachers and leaders from around the U.S. Gina, Eric, and Karin are excited to bring this passion and energy back to their classroom and students.
Northeast Metro 916 is one of three intermediate school districts in Minnesota, serving approximately 4,000 students through shared programming that includes career and technical education, special education services, area learning centers and elementary education.