Aisha Gayle Turner
VP of Regional Development, IDEA Public Schools
Executive Director, Mentor MD DC
Executive Director, School Leader Lab
Founder and Principal of Baychester Middle School
Now, more than ever, we need to equip our leaders with tools and skills that can help them balance their professional and personal lives. The Together Leader meets school leaders where they are by providing a variety of examples, sprinkled with teaching nuggets and small group discussions followed by focused time to tailor the templates to fit their needs. It was great to work with Maia as she sought to understand the unique characteristics of the group and then designed the training accordingly. I am elated to offer this training to our leaders whose feedback has been extraordinarily positive.
Assistant Superintendent, San Antonio Independent School District
Maia's work has been instrumental to helping us develop stronger teachers and leaders at Public Prep. While many of the skills may seem like common sense, the ways in which people organize their time is essential to being able to truly focus on student outcomes. Organizing your tasks and time for effectiveness is not a skill that everyone learns equitably as they grow in their career. Maia's approach to togetherness is simple, effective, differentiated and her courses are super engaging!
Chief Talent Officer, Public Prep Network
Thank you so much for the wonderful session! There literally was a sigh of relief that we felt afterwards...people really saw a light to making this work sustainable that they really couldn't find before. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Principal, Veritas Preparatory Charter School
I enjoyed EVERYTHING about the together leader PD. What I liked most is that it wasn't "one size fits all." There were a variation of templates for different styles. For example: when creating my later list, I used the template that I could write on because I am a pencil/paper girl. Other chose a template they could type on because that fit their style. In addition, Maia did not waste a moment! She started on time, ended on time, and laughed along the way. I have been teaching for 14 years, and this was the best PD ever. Usually, I attend a PD and put the materials away, but I found myself utilizing my materials after class, and doing the homework. It didn't feel like homework......I felt like I was getting my professional and personal life on track.
Christine A. Jones
I love that this course was offered online. It was EXTREMELY well organized, the length and the timing was SPOT-ON, and the structure was really fantastic – review, check-in, attendee example shares, discussion, small group share, ongoing and anonymous feedback/involvement via Nearpod, personal callouts of feedback, exemplar reviews, discussion, work time, previews, etc... It was honestly one of the best examples of a successful, interactive, and well-organized team effort for such a complicated training topic.
I’m just so grateful for your sessions. I can honestly say I’ve gotten everything I’d hoped for from them: sustainable, helpful, realistic tools and routines that help me prioritize, make more intentional decisions, and feel less anxious. I have found myself more ahead on communication and deadlines. I think I helped more people. I felt more calm during my evenings and mornings. I’ve also noticed that I feel more creative and intellectually “awake.” I think part of it is that I feel less anxious, and I think another reason is that I’m able to actually spend time reading and writing and thinking (vs. just doing more and more reactionary work).
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