Opportunity Culture Fellows are multi-classroom leaders and blended-learning teachers who have achieved strong results and been leaders in their Opportunity Culture schools. They provide support to their cohort, take one another’s ideas back to their schools, write a column for Real Clear Education about their experiences, and speak locally and nationally about their Opportunity Culture roles. Their feedback and leadership helps improve the Opportunity Culture initiative, and all materials related to it.
Cyndal Brenneman, K–1 Multi-Classroom Leader, Rocky River Elementary, Cabarrus County, NC.
Stacie Bunn, Science K–8 and Social Studies 6-8 Multi-Classroom Leader 2, Thomasboro Academy, Project L.I.F.T. zone, Charlotte, NC.
Candace Butler, 6–8 English Language Arts Multi-Classroom Leader, Bruns Academy, Charlotte, NC.
Maina Cisneros, 2nd-grade Multi-Classroom Leader, Washington Elementary, Big Spring, TX.
Kristen Duffy, 2nd-grade Reading Multi-Classroom Leader, Meachem Elementary, Syracuse, NY.
Gregory Lawson, Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Multi-Classroom Leader, Grant Middle School, Syracuse, NY.
Lori Treiber, 10th-grade Biology I Blended-Learning Teacher, Central Cabarrus High School, Cabarrus County, NC.
Molly Whelan, 7th-grade Math Multi-Classroom Leader, Ranson IB Middle School, Project L.I.F.T. zone, Charlotte, NC.
Melissa Wilbert, 1st–3rd Reading Multi-Classroom Leader, Moss Elementary, Big Spring, TX.
Erin K. Williams, 6–8 English Language Arts Multi-Classroom Leader 2, James Martin Middle School, Charlotte, NC.
Frank Zaremba, K and 4–5 Multi-Classroom Leader, Barnette Elementary, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC.
Sharon Archer, Mathematics Multi-Classroom Leader, Grant Middle School, Syracuse, NY. Read Sharon’s column, Want Veteran Teachers to Learn New Things? Show Them Some Love
Danielle Bellar, Literacy, Math, and Science Multi-Classroom Leader, Winget Park Elementary School, Charlotte, NC. Read Danielle’s column, A Win-Win Model for Students and Teachers
Romain Bertrand, former Math Multi-Classroom Leader, Ranson IB Middle School, Project L.I.F.T. zone, Charlotte, NC. Read Romain’s column, Teachers, It’s Time for Us to Say, ‘Show Me the Money’
Erin Burns, Biology Multi-Classroom Leader, West Charlotte High School, Project L.I.F.T. zone, Charlotte, NC. Read Erin’s column, More Powerful Than a Department Chair
Kristin Cubbage, Multi-Classroom Leader, Ashley Park PreK-8 School, Project L.I.F.T. zone, Charlotte, NC. Read Kristin’s column that opened the Opportunity Culture series, An Opportunity for Change, and the post that closed it, “What Is My Job, Anyway?” Teacher Hindsight from a Multi-Classroom Leader
Bobby Miles, Science Multi-Classroom Leader, Ranson IB Middle School, Project L.I.F.T. zone, Charlotte, NC. Read Bobby’s column, 1 Teacher, 400 Scholars—and Loving It
Scott Nolt, Social Studies Blended-Learning Teacher, Jay M. Robinson High School, Cabarrus County, NC. Read Scott’s column, Blending the Best: Better Learning for More Kids
Amy Sparks, Language Arts, Multi-Classroom Leader, Francis Bradley Middle School, Charlotte, NC. Read Amy’s column, When Top Students Drop: Why Even Good Schools Need to Grow
Maggie Vadala, Social Studies and Science, Multi-Classroom, Seymour Dual Language Academy, Syracuse, NY. Read Maggie’s column, Keep on Keeping on: Using Data to Keep Students Moving Forward
Karen Von Klahr, Literacy Multi-Classroom Leader, Winecoff Elementary School, Cabarrus County, NC. Read Karen’s column, Riding the Roller Coaster Together: Real Support for New Teachers
Karen Wolfson, Math Multi-Classroom Leader, Bailey STEM Magnet Middle Prep, Nashville, TN. Read Karen’s column, Raising My Teacher Voice to Save My Job–and My Students’ Success