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In the News

Deborah Brown’s (Class of 2012 TFI Fellow/Garinger High teacher) TEDxCharlotteED video

2012 TFI Fellow Deborah Brown’s TEDxCharlotteED talk is available. Watch it and be inspired to Learn on Purpose!

‘Creative thinkers’ come together in Charlotte – MeckEd

Teaching Fellows Institute Executive Director Barbara Caldwell served on the planning committee of TEDxCharlotteED which was held at the Silver Hammer Studios at the NC Music Factory on February 14, 2013. TFI Alumnae Fellow Deborah Brown also gave a TED talk at the event entitled “Writing on Purpose”.

Teaching Fellows Institute Executive Director Barbara Caldwell has been appointed to the CMS Professional Growth Task Force

The task force is one formed at the direction of CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison to advise Morrison and the school board during the next six months, as they craft a 2013-14 budget and revise their five-year plan for CMS.

CMS fails to keep enough great teachers, report says – Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer reports on a new study the results of which cite a need for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System to improve its retention of effective teachers.  Since 2005, the Teaching Fellows Institute has honored, engaged and inspired its Alumni Fellows by encouraging them to remain in education.

MeckEd Newsletter publishes TFI’s “For Your Consideration” Article

By offering highly effective teachers outstanding opportunities to learn and collaborate, TFI encourages outstanding teachers to stay in the field and to develop their leadership potential. The MeckEd organization recognized TFI’s continued contribution to the community on this important issue by publishing TFI’s “For Your Consideration” piece in its newsletter.

PE teacher: It’s all about kids health – Charlotte Observer

The TFI experience inspires all TFI Fellows to the excellence and leadership that 2012 Fellow Andrew Cambruzzi exhibits each school day at Crestdale Middle School as highlighted by the Charlotte Observer in this article. Congratulations Andrew!  Andrew speaks in detail about the TFI experience in two videos. To view these videos go to TFI’s YouTube channel.

Compete and cooperate- New direction for Mecklenburg schools – Charlotte Observer

Tom Franz ( headmaster of Trinity Episcopal School and TFI Board of Directors member)  and CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison recently discussed the need for public and private schools to work together for the good of all students. The Charlotte Observer cites TFI as model of this ideal since 2005.