"Virtual Summit To Focus On Learning Gaps and Disparities Amid Covid"
Educators present innovative proposals to narrow achievement gap.
By: Olivia Almagro
"In some marginalized communities, students are at least two years behind the national average. This could mean students requiring Special Education services and Standard English learners would almost certainly go without some of the support they would have received in person. Educators Leading the Change aim is to ensure proper and equitable
infrastructure for all children," said Kimberly A. Morrow, Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction Mary B. Henry Academy.
Educators will discuss innovative student-centered solutions and seek input from fellow educators, parents, and caregivers. Proposals will become available after the summit on the website. For more information on Educators Leading the Change, register at
ABOUT EDUCATORS LEADING THE CHANGE:
Educators Leading the Change was created with the express purpose to ensure students of color from marginalized communities do not suffer irreparable harm from recent school closures due to Covid-19. Educators are encouraged to share solutions they are confident will best achieve the goal of closing rather than widening the achievement gap.
ABOUT KEYNOTE SPEAKER DR. LYNETTE N. TANNIS:
Dr. Lynette N. Tannis began her career as an educator 19 years ago. She has served in multiple capacities in traditional and charter school settings, including classroom teacher, literacy coordinator, and school/district administrator. For the past six years, Lynette has been researching juvenile justice education and recently published Educating
Incarcerated Youth: Exploring the Impact of Relationships, Expectations, Resources, and Accountability.
ABOUT EVENT ORGANIZER KIMBERLY A. MORROW: Kimberly A. Morrow is a graduate of Morris Brown College. She holds a B.A. in History and a M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is also the author of 8 Pearls of Wisdom: Empowering Children Is the Way To Go! Throughout her career as an educator, Ms. Morrow has advocated for student success inside and beyond the classroom. She has taught in North Carolina, Georgia and California. She was recognized as "Teacher of the Year" by the Moreno Valley School District in California for engaging and increasing the test scores of the school's At Risk students. Currently, she is the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator at Mary B. Henry Academy and an Educational Consultant.