Congratulations to our exciting new class of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows, announced this morning. Each of these pioneering education leaders has demonstrated through the application and interview process their desire to do even more to support teachers and learning to personalize teaching and learning for all students.
The LELA fellowship is a unique and highly selective 6-month program designed to expose district leaders to personalized learning and facilitate the first steps to implementation. The first and second cohorts of 10 fellows each represented leaders from districts across the country including UT, IA, NE, NJ, CA among others. (For a reflection from a current LELA fellow, see here). The members of the third cohort will both join this distinguished group of district leaders and benefit from the experience of those in the first two cohorts. The 10 fellowship winners are: Donald R. Bavis (Marion Central School District, NY), Scott Todd Feder (Millstone Township School District, NJ), Jill Gildea (Fremont School District 79, IL), Alicia Henderson (Bellevue Union School District, CA), Dr. Brian Lane (Mehlville School District, MO), Dan Lawson (Tullahoma City Schools, TN), Irene Parisi (Greenwich Public Schools, CT), Tara Paul (Estherville Lincoln Central CSD, IA), Quiauna Scott, Ed.D (New Haven Unified School District, CA) and Chris Summers (West Oso ISD, TX).
Activities for this third cohort will begin when the ten fellows join the Lexington Institute at the Personalized Learning Summit in San Francisco this month and will participate in a specialized track and special networking opportunities. They will also spend six months learning from each other and receiving technical support from Education Elements, the personalized learning consulting organization selected by the Lexington Institute to provide technical assistance and work closely with each of the fellows on articulating their vision for personalized learning and developing a strategic framework for a district implementation.
Throughout the six-month program, fellows will work together as a cohort, learning from each other’s experiences as well as an accomplished roster of LELA mentors – a team of accomplished personalized learning leaders, each responsible for implementing some of the nation’s most successful personalized learning implementations across public school districts. Lexington is honored to work with our distinguished team of mentors for this third cohort: Dr. Matthew Akin (Piedmont, Alabama), Dr. James Bailey (Uinta, WY), Amy Creeden (Middletown, NY), Dr. Dena Cushenberry (Warren Township, IN), Jaurun Dennis (Uinta, WY), Dr. Kenneth Eastwood (Middletown, NY), and Dr. Ryan Russell (Warren Township, IN).
Click here for more on the LELA Fellowship program, the first national fellowship program for personalized learning.
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