Author and Veteran Educational Administrator, Dr. Shawn Joseph, Is Proud To Join With Other Maryland Educational and Thought Leaders for an Inspirational and Interactive Discussion About the Power of Universal Acceleration for All Students
GAITHERSBURG, MD / ACCESSWIRE / June 7, 2021 / Dr. Shawn Joseph has accepted an invitation to serve as the keynote speaker in an upcoming webinar regarding the challenges presented by educating marginalized and vulnerable students in 2021, and the effects of the so-called ‘COVID slide.’ Dr. Joseph will explore positive solutions for closing learning gaps, moving unfinished learning forward, empowering students and teachers in the current climate, and will address the critical subjects of equity and social justice in education, as well. The webinar and subsequent virtual roundtable, which are both presented by the New Jersey-based educational tech company Achieve 3000, are set to take place on June 10, 2021, beginning at 10 AM ET.
Dr. Shawn Joseph is a widely-acknowledged expert in the field of education, having previously been an English teacher, reading specialist, school administrator, central office administrator, and superintendent in both Delaware (Seaford School District) and Tennessee (Metro Nashville Public Schools). He served on the faculty of Fordham University in the Department of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy during the 2019-2020 school year and is currently a Co-Director of the AASA/Howard Urban Superintendent Academy, as well as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy at Howard University.
In anticipation of his keynote address at the webinar, Dr. Shawn Joseph has issued a brief statement on the state of education in Maryland, saying, ‘As we move into the upcoming school year, school districts must work with deliberate urgency and care to support students academically and emotionally. Now more than ever, true partnerships between parents, students, and schools are needed.’
Following Dr. Joseph’s keynote address, there will be an interactive panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Debi Crimmins, Senior Vice-President of Customer Advocacy at Achieve 3000. The panel will include Nancy Czarnecki, ELA Supervisor, Howard County; Sonja Bloetner, ESL/Bilingual Director, Montgomery County; and Georgina Aye, Academic Content Specialist-Literacy, Baltimore City Public Schools, and will examine equity, access, and acceleration pathways for Maryland’s most vulnerable students.
Anyone who wishes to learn more about the webinar and virtual roundtable can visit the official website of Achieve 3000, the event’s sponsor, while anyone curious to learn more about Dr. Shawn Joseph is encouraged to visit his professional website.
About Dr. Shawn Joseph:
Dr. Shawn Joseph is the principal of the acclaimed education and equity consulting firm Joseph and Associates. His contributions to the education sector have earned him numerous awards and accolades, including the Met-Life Middle School Principal of the Year for the State of Maryland, the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the area of Educational Leadership, and the Ambassador Andrew Young Leadership Award. In 2020, Dr. Joseph was selected as the Person of the Year by Nashville’s Tribune newspaper, and in the same year, he was honored with the Greater Nashville Association of Black School Educators Trailblazer Award.
Dr. Joseph also served on the board of Learning Forward, an international organization focused on ensuring equity and excellence in teaching and learning through building the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning. Another of his board of trustee appointments is with the Nashville-based grassroots nonprofit advocacy group Equity Alliance, whose mission is to advocate for African Americans and other communities of color to have a fair and just opportunity at realizing the American dream. This is achieved by equipping citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives.
Dr. Shawn Joseph
SOURCE: Joseph and Associates
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