Carrie Bakken, Avalon School
Carrie Bakken, program coordinator at Avalon School, candidly describes her experiences as a teacher-advisor, and now administrator, with this Minnesota-based teacher-powered school.
Lori Nazareno, Math and Science Leadership Academy
The Math and Science Leadership Academy is a union-designed, teacher-powered school within the Denver Public School System. The school's teachers lead collaboratively in order to exceed student needs. "We designed it, we put this together and were running it," says Lori Nazareno, one of two head teachers at MSLA. "Everybody gets that it's our responsibility."
Credit: National Education Association (NEA) Priority Schools - "Denver's MSLA: Teachers, Learners, Leaders"