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Inaugural Cohort of Teacher Leader Development Academy Recognized by Board of Education

Inaugural Cohort of Teacher Leader Development Academy Recognized by Board of Education

Professional growth and development is a big part of what we do in our educational careers. Finding innovative ways to support this desire to learn and advance is a high priority in Deer Creek, which is why we offered a new opportunity for teachers during the 2023-24 school year.

The Teacher Leadership Development Academy (TLDA) was a year-long cohort for aspiring teacher leaders in Deer Creek who are interested in learning more about leadership development (both personally and professionally), gain a deeper understanding of Professional Learning Communities, and connect with other site and district leaders. 

TLDA participants attended five full day sessions during the school year (and during the school day). We are proud of the commitment and passion for learning shown by each of this year's participants: 

  • Susan Bigheart
  • Lisa Ritchie 
  • Amy Klappenbach
  • Renata Williams 
  • Sidney Rashidzada 
  • Erica Hickman 
  • Julie Harris 
  • Jennifer Vanzandt 
  • Carissa Garrett 
  • Clara Bruce 
  • Kathleen Perkins 
  • Lori Conklin
  • Taylor Lumbrezer 
  • Kendall Dowling
  • Christy Bonfiglio 
  • Aqsa Siddiqi 
  • Heather Hale