A teacher voice in (and from) Washington

TLN member Kim McClung provided the teacher’s perspective at a Washington DC policy briefing, when she appeared on a panel with Linda Darling Hammond and other notables for a discussion of ‘High School Teaching for the Twenty-first Century: Preparing Students for College.’

The briefing, organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education, was attended by journalists, Congressional staff, and representatives of education associations and policy think tanks, and served as the launch for a new Alliance policy paper.

The panelists discussed how the teacher preparation pipeline, from pre-service training to professional development, can be strengthened “in order to raise the quality of high school teaching and prepare students for success beyond the high school diploma.”

Kim, an English teacher at Kent-Meridian High School in Meridian, Washington, leads her school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. A second-career teacher, Kim was a translator for United States Army Intelligence, working in Russian, Spanish, and Italian.

Download the policy brief and view a video of the event at this webpage!