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Additional Learning Opportunities

Barton Dassinger began his teaching career in 1998, as a Teach For America (TFA) teacher in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. In 2000, he moved to Chicago and joined Cesar…

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From Student-Centered to Student-Led

Mary Beth Cunat’s path to school leadership was far from traditional. “In my wildest dreams I never thought I would be a teacher,” she said. “But I took my first…

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Implementing Design-Thinking

In 2012, Scott Frauenheim was named Director of CICS West Belden, and he enthusiastically led the school through The Fund’s Summer Design Program (SDP) in 2013. His team used the SDP to…

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Shared Leadership and Innovative Solutions

Ginger Lumpkin has been an urban educator for more than 20 years. As a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) graduate, teacher and administrator, and the parent of a CPS student, Ginger…

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A Vision for Greatness

In 2000, Barton Dassinger moved to Chicago and joined Cesar E. Chávez Multicultural Academic Center’s teaching faculty. Chávez was already a solid neighborhood school serving a high-need population, but Barton…

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