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Shaed Community Meeting Presentation


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Shaed Community Meeting Presentation

  1. 1. Shaed Elementary Site Community Meeting September 16, 2013 Partnering with:
  2. 2. Why are we here? DCPS shuts down Shaed DC Gov’t chooses not to utilize building and begins surplus process Law provides Charter Schools with opportunity to bid on schools ITS and Lee partner with Building Hope to apply for, finance, and renovate Shaed Partners continue conversation to partner with community 2010 2010-13 July 2013 August 2013 Goal for Today: To introduce Inspired Teaching School (ITS) and Lee Montessori to the community around Shaed and to present plans for our partnership with the community to accomplish our shared goals. Goal for Tomorrow: To ensure that the ITS/Lee Team is well positioned to support the accomplishment of the community’s goals and to meet the educational needs of DC School Children. Today
  3. 3. Mission: At ITS a professional learning community of master teachers and teacher residents ensures that a diverse group of students achieve their potential as accomplished learners, thoughtful citizens, and imaginative and inquisitive problem solvers through a demanding, inquiry-based curriculum. ● We serve two complementary purposes: Teaching students and preparing teachers. Our school houses a teacher residency program, training teachers who go on to teach in public and public charter schools across DC. ● We opened in 2011 and now enroll over 270 students in preschool through 5th grade. Over ⅓ of our students live in Ward 5. ● We will add a grade each year to become a preschool through 8th grade school in 2016 “Among the many charter schools with impressive gains, Inspired Teaching PCS had the highest growth of any public school in the city, improving by 26.2 percentage points,” Pearson said.  “I’m particularly proud of Inspired Teaching because it’s the demonstration school of a program that has for years worked with traditional school districts in DC and Baltimore.  It’s an example of charter schools helping to improve all schools.” -Scott Pearson, Executive Director, DC Public Charter School Board
  4. 4. “My son is confident, intelligent and has a real connection with community. He can quote Shakespeare and he can develop a Haiku poem in a matter of minutes. He takes the initiative to read every night and his new best friend? Is MATH! All of this is due to ITS.” -Selma Patillo-Simms, ITS Parent Working with the Community We are proud to partner with the following: ● Washington Parks and People ● Anthony Bowen YMCA ● Phillips Collection ● National Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center ● Rotary Club of Washington ● Martha’s Table ● Meridian Hill Pictures ● Howard University
  5. 5. Mission: The mission of Lee Montessori Public Charter School is to foster a lifetime love of learning and cultivate independence among DC school children, using the student-centered Montessori Method, an evidence-based approach to closing the opportunity gap. ● Founded by community members, former DC teachers, and experienced charter school managers ● Approved this year by the Public Charter School to open in Fall 2014 ● Start with 70 students, aged 3-6 ● High-quality, student-centered Montessori classes ● Classrooms staffed by Masters-educated Montessori Teachers ● Recruit Teacher Aides with Associates Degrees to apprentice and develop Montessori skills “I believe that Lee Montessori will be an awesome addition to the Edgewood Community. The children there would benefit a great deal from the ‘Montessori Way’” -Tyesha Turner, Edgewood Resident
  6. 6. Proposal: ITS and Lee Team at Shaed in 2014 ● High Quality Teaching and Learning Opportunities including over 100 additional seats for early childhood students ● Work to establish partnerships with Parks & Rec, community groups, and other organizations to maximize use of space ● Focus on recruiting students from ANC 5E ● Building will be transformed into a leading Preschool - 8th Grade school with efficient energy principles and environmental systems
  7. 7. Find out more Websites Email: Inspired Teaching – Lee Montessori: Building Hope: Please sign up on the sign up sheets after the meeting for more information!