Educator spotlight

‘What are we doin’?’ A veteran school administrator reflects on changing lives and education choice

Editor’s note: reimaginED guest blogger Ashley Elliott is a former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient from Lakeland, Florida, and a member of the 2019 cohort of the American Federation for Children’s Future Leaders Fellowship Program.   Principal Mark Thomas is a wonderful administrator who always goes the extra mile for[Read More…]

Cardinal Institute For West Virginia 2022 School Choice Parent Advocate of the Year shares her journey and goals

“The hope is for my work to amplify the cries of the frustrated parents who are tired of it being so incredibly hard to provide a quality education for their children in our state.” – Jamie Buckland Editor’s note: You can learn more about education choice advocate Jamie Buckland here.[Read More…]

School choice graduate returns to his roots to open new high school in Miami

Editor’s note: reimaginED continues coverage of National Catholic Schools Week with this Q&A with Cesar Munoz, who will lead the newest member of the Cristo Rey family this fall. “The most rewarding part about being an educator is the opportunity to leave a lifelong impact on a person.  Whether it[Read More…]

Best of 2021: Creativity and passion for teaching sends educator to the principal’s office

Editor’s note: reimaginED is proud to reintroduce to our readers our best content of 2021. This post from senior writer Lisa Buie originally published on Sept. 9. In 2019, when she was teaching at Butler College Prep, a public four-year charter high school in Chicago, Kendrah Underwood earned the reputation[Read More…]

Former high school dropout perseveres, overcomes, and will open inclusive school that welcomes students with autism

“There was one event that triggered me to create the private school I had always thought about over my career. It came one day when my son came home and said to me, ‘Mom, I’m a weird kid.’ That broke me, and for a time, it broke him too. ” [Read More…]

Two women with a vision launch unique school for children with autism

CLEARWATER, Florida – Inside the walls of a sky-blue building surrounded with shade trees dwells a story of hope and inspiration and the shared dream of two women determined to help a special population of children. For Liz Russell and Cher Harris, co-founders of Autism Inspired Academy, the school offers[Read More…]

Becoming ‘Dr. K’: Creativity and passion for teaching sends educator to the principal’s office

In 2019, when she was teaching at Butler College Prep, a public four-year charter high school in Chicago, Kendrah Underwood earned the reputation as the world’s coolest teacher for filming a video of her students rapping about what they were willing to do to earn a good grade. The video,[Read More…]