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Ms. Hackett from E Palo Alto CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Art of Coaching Conference

I need funding for the cost of registration for the 2018 Art of Coaching Conference.

  • $1,051 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My children face incredible challenges every day of their lives. They live in a high poverty, high crime neighborhood where a large percentage of the students do not graduate high school. Yet, when you step onto the campus of my school, you would never guess that. The teachers and students at my school are all so happy to be embarking on our learning adventure together.

There are many things to worry our students in the surrounding neighborhood, but our classrooms are safe, joyful and loving places.

We have a strong commitment to providing an equitable quality of education for our students, equal to that which the students have in our much more wealthy, neighboring districts. This is challenging because of the incredible challenges our students face in addition to the disparity in funding between our districts.

My Project

This year I am a literacy coach for my K-5 Elementary School. I am supporting individual teachers as well as providing professional development for my entire staff. I have been reading Elena Aguilar's "Art of Coaching" and it has been extremely helpful in helping me to coach my colleagues. I am also leading the staff in a book study using the book "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain" by Zaretta Hammond. Both Hammond and Aguilar are keynote speakers at this conference.

There could not be a more impactful opportunity for my professional development at this time.

I have no doubt that attending this conference will enable me to serve my school even better, which will allow for our students to have access to a more equitable education.

Ms. Hackett
Grades 3-5
  • Brentwood Academy
  • E Palo Alto, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Activity Art of Coaching Conference $850.00

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