I am so pleased and honored to forward the announcement that The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence has welcomed seven outstanding K-12 educators as the newest group of Martin Fellows. They are:
- Philip Cummings, Teacher, Presbyterian Day School, Memphis, TN
- Robert Dillon, Director of Technology and Innovation, Afton School District, St. Louis, MO
- Jill Gough, Director of Teaching and Learning, Trinity School, Atlanta, GA
- Alice Maund Parker, Teacher, Presbyterian Day School, Memphis, TN
- Meenoo Rami, Teacher, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA
- Chris Thinnes, Head of Upper Elementary and Academic Dean, Curtis School, Los Angeles, CA
- Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, MD
Martin Institute Fellows are invited based on their passion for K-12 learning and their willingness to share ideas with others in the service of professional learning. Martin Institute Fellows have full time jobs as teachers, administrators, or educational consultants. They come from public, charter and private schools.They share the beliefs of the institute that learning is a process founded in questioning, sharing and reflection; that all educators can design and lead rigorous and relevant learning; and that everyone benefits from connected discovery and learning.
You can read the full press release here.
The Martin Institute Fellows will play an important role in increasing and diversifying the range of professional development opportunities offered by the institute as these programs dramatically expand access to leading edge educational practice for K-12 teachers and administrators:
- The annual Martin Institute Conference, which last June drew nearly 800 educators from 21 states.
- Deep Dives offered the day after the annual conference for experienced educators who are helping to lead transformation at their own schools.
- Martin Connects, a new series of local satellite collaborations with nationally recognized conferences that will bring the latest professional development into schools and communities around the country in real time.
- Hybrid online coaching and mentoring collaborations.
We look forward to expanding the network of Martin Fellows with other K-12 educational leaders in the coming years.