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May 10, 2021 20th Anniversary Blog

RECAP | High School Leader Panel


The Fund partnered with Forefront to host a panel of local high school leaders. The educators discussed the innovative ways they’re helping students to prepare for postsecondary success—and the challenges that lie ahead as we move toward recovery.

April 4, 2021 20th Anniversary Blog

AP Shirley Roberson Believes All True Learning Comes Through Change


In this #20thAnniversary blog post, The Fund profiles Shirley Roberson, who serves as an assistant principal at Carnegie Elementary.

We examine Roberson's inspiring journey to becoming an administrator, and how she has affected change through encouraging teacher professional development and championing student remote and hybrid learning. #APsRock

April 4, 2021 20th Anniversary

AP Kristi Eilers Wants Amundsen High to Become a Neighborhood School of Choice


In this #20thAnniversary blog post, The Fund talks with Kristi Eilers, who serves as an assistant principal at Amundsen High School.

AP Eilers shared with us her personal vision for transforming Amundsen into a school of choice through high quality educational experiences, positive relationships with students and staff, and community partnerships. #APsRock

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