In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Angela Byrd-Wright, the senior director of teaching and learning for Essex County Public Schools. Dr. Byrd-Wright is a seasoned educator with a wealth of experience in professional development and teacher learning. Guided by our host, Dr. Wendy Amato, we explore strategies ECPS uses for approaching teacher learning and professional development, identify the keys to success, and discover how asset mapping can inspire and inform our professional learning journeys. Join us for an engaging and informative discussion on how to foster a culture of continuous learning and growth in our schools!
Dr. Angela Byrd-Wright is a highly accomplished educator with a distinguished career in teaching, coaching, and educational leadership. Currently serving as the senior director of Teaching and Learning at Essex County Public Schools, she has successfully demonstrated her vision of leadership and education through sustained rigor, relevance, relationships, and results. With a keen focus on aligning curriculum, instruction, assessment, programming, and equitable best practices, Dr. Byrd-Wright has developed a reputation for significantly improving the performance of students, schools, and divisions.
Dr. Wendy Amato earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Resources for Continued Learning
In this episode, Dr. Byrd-Wright mentions systems of accountability. Recently, Dr. Byrd-Wright co-presented with Dr. Blount for the Office of School Quality at the state level for principals and division leaders. Along with their informational presentation, Essex County Public Schools has allowed us to share the resources below with our audience to help you bring systems of accountability into your school system.
All Documents Listed (c) Essex County Public Schools [Used with the expressed written permission of Essex County Public Schools.]
- View the presentation Chasing Excellence: Systems of Accountability
- Academic Review: Instructional Leadership Tool
- Components of Division Level System of Accountability
- Instructional Review Template
- Principal Corrective Action Plan
- School Data Team Meeting: PLC Protocol
- Teacher Corrective Action Plan
- Principal and Assistant Principal Instructional Review Template
- Principal Data Meeting: Protocol
- SOL Readiness: 14-Day Plan
- Lesson Plan Template Sample