February 2013

                                          veronica dermott


The Perkins Platform




Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools

The guests for the February show will be Drs. Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott, co-authors of Aim High, Achieve More How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership (ASCD Press).  We will discuss how expectations impact student performance and success particularly in urban communities.  We will also discuss how leaders cultivate cultures of high expectation in their schools.

Dr. Jackson currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, founded at the College Board and Teachers College, Columbia University. She works with school district superintendents, administrators, teachers, and students across the United States and internationally to customize and deliver systemic approaches that enable students to demonstrate high intellectual performances. She bases her work on the principles and practices of the Pedagogy of Confidence, which she created to enable educators to accelerate the intellectual development and academic achievement of their students.  On September 15, 2012 the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Educators Voice Awards honored Yvette for “Education Policy/Researcher of the Year.”

Yvette has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Columbia University, and Stanford University.

The public schools of Long Island, NY, served as the launching pad of Dr. McDermott’s career, a career that spans more than 30 years and extended over many roles: superintendent of schools, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, principal, district director, dean, and classroom teacher.

Join us for what will be a dynamic show for policy makers, teachers, superintendents and principals.

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