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03.24.2017  |  

SDP Spotlight: What IS the SAMS Process?

Today’s post is guest authored by Latrese T. Mathis, Principal of John Hay Community Academy. Time is always a challenge for principals. And effectively delegating important tasks to your team…

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03.17.2017  |  

SDP Spotlight: Opportunities with Time

Today’s post is guest authored by Clariza Dominicci, Principal of Marvin Camras Children’s Engineering School. I have been the proud principal of Marvin Camras Children’s Engineering School since 2013. In my time…

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03.10.2017  |  

SDP Spotlight: Providing Time for Teachers to Collaborate

Today’s guest post is authored by Olimpia Bahena, Principal of Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy. Olimpia led teams through the Summer Design Program in 2014 and 2016.  I have…

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03.03.2017  |  

SDP Spotlight: Prioritizing Instructional Leadership

Note from The Fund team: We’re releasing applications for our 2017 Summer Design Program next week, and we’re featuring principal stories from last year’s cohort all month! This post is…

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Going from Good to Great

Today’s guest post is written by Jessica Reisner, Principal of Tarkington School of Excellence.  I’m in my second year as a Chicago public school principal. As the principal of Tarkington School…

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Leveraging Peers and Data to Improve a School

Today’s guest post is written by Lori Zaimi, principal of Peirce Elementary School.  I’m in my second year as a Chicago Public Schools principal. Having started as a teacher 17…

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Adopting a Dual Language Program with Support from a Fellow Principal

Today’s blog post is guest authored by Karime Asaf, Principal of Moos Elementary School. I’ve been the proud principal of Moos Elementary School for four years. The students at Moos, which…

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A Network Chief’s Perspective on In-role Supports

This guest post is authored by Anna Alvarado, Chicago Public Schools Chief of Schools for Network 1. As a Chicago Public Schools Network Chief who oversees 46 schools/principals, I am a strong supporter…

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01.26.2017  |  

An Open Letter to the New Administration

Dear President Trump and Secretary DeVos, Congratulations on your new roles. As you begin to lay out your education agenda, The Fund team and I wanted to take this opportunity to…

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