Jennifer Walcott Goldstein spent her entire career in public education as a teacher, teacher coach and administrator in several different networks of schools mostly in the south.

 

Jen grew up in a small town in Arkansas and says she saw a significant amount of opportunities that were given to certain groups of students and some that weren’t given to others. She says recognizing and seeing some of those disparities play out over time in the education system really inspired her to want to be a part of it and to learn how she could support educators and leaders in their work as they continue to strive to make school a place that every student belongs.

In other words, she works to help each student find their full potential.

School Retool is a four-day fellowship that takes place over the course of three to four months including four in-person workshops. In between those workshops, work is done to identify strategies to develop hacks to try out in particular schools.

“School Retool is a professional development fellowship that helps school leaders like you redesign your school culture using small, scrappy experiments called “hacks.” Hacks may start small, but they’re built on research-based practices that lead to Deeper Learning, and can create the kind of big change you aspire to—namely, preparing your students for life in the real world.”

–School Retool website

 

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