Seven Leadership School Educators and the mentors from the six schools where they will spend the winter gathered January 15th at the Kennedy Learning Center to kick off the Educator in Residence program by sharing school specific goals and strategies. Educators will be “in residence” for seven weeks this winter to support the integration of The Leadership School message and practices at Memorial Middle School in South Portland, King Middle School in Portland, Loranger Middle School in Old Orchard Beach, Nobleboro Central School, Boothbay Region Elementary School and Bristol Consolidated School.
During the first week that Educators were in schools, one site mentor wrote to tell us, “what a pleasure it has been this week to have Will here. . . he has already, in just 3 short days, proven to be a valuable asset to us.”
The assets that the Educators are bringing into schools will benefit the entire community long after the term of their residency. Educators in Residence are providing a fresh perspective to energize and invigorate students and teachers alike. While after school play clubs blossom, student to student anti-bullying workshops develop, and experiential techniques gain footholds in all disciplines, and relationships between Educators and students are grow strong, the mutual commitment between Kieve-Wavus and these six schools becomes ever stronger.