Lisa DiGaudio is the Founding Principal at New Dawn Charter High School and a doctoral candidate at Walden University. She is also the Chief Blogger for the Network of Independent Charter Schools, where she provides an “on the ground” perspective about creating, running and teaching in effective charter schools. She also serves as an Educational Advisory for EASOL, an open source data store. Lisa served for 13 years in the classroom as a lead teacher, data coach and summer school leader. For the last six years Lisa has been an administrator and contributed to the New Dawn application charter. Lisa was also a New York Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves for 2015 and serves as a Policy Fellow with America Achieves for 2016-2017.
Implementing Mentoring Programs with At-Promise Teens
Research shows that students who have strong personal connections at the school setting have a greater chance of achieving academic success. New Dawn leaders will outline how to develop a mentoring program that connects all adults in the school building with every student in the school, including sharing the results at New Dawn, a transfer high school in Brooklyn, NY. Presenters will share how New Dawn outperforms in persistence and other areas on the NYC School Survey and Quality Snapshot by developing and implementing a mentoring program. In this hands on session, participants will work in small groups according to their mentoring experience to explore one of three relevant questions: How can a small scale mentoring program be adopted at your school? What would be necessary to develop a successful proposal and implement it? And, troubleshooting current practices: what is working and what isn’t?
Past AAPF Sessions:
Alternative Accountability Measures for Transfer Schools in New York City Learn about New Dawn’s work as a charter school with alternative cohorts and reengagement strategies with NYSED and the NYCDOE School Quality Snapshot. Study the consequences of working with alternative accountability measures that do not meet federal standards for graduation. Hear about New Dawn’s approach to open enrollment and to delivering dynamic instruction and individualized support. This session will include group discussion to share their experiences with policymaking for alternative accountability by exploring any ground been made in attendees schools to give transfer school students better measures? Attendees will be invited to share their experiences and celebrations on making accountability measures work.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is a Education policy conference from:
Alternative Accountability Policy Forum 2605 Temple Heights Dr Suite F, Oceanside, CA 92056 (916) 712-9087