The Lovett School was exceptionally well-represented at the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Annual Conference in Atlanta in early November. Fourteen Lovett educators presented, sharing innovation, best practices, and powerful processes with educators from across the state. Four of the presenters will reprise their sessions at the GISA conference in south Georgia later in November.
Upper School science, math, and language teachers Bob Amar, Tyra Lamar, Sue Wingate, and Lauren Upadhyay shared how they have incorporated computational thinking and “making” into the academic classroom in order to promote deeper understanding.
Instructional coach Teddi Bair and Middle School Dean of Faculty Erin Dixon talked participants through Lovett’s peer-to-peer instructional coaching program, which in just a few years has become a very effective model for faculty professional growth.
Middle School science and art teachers Tonya Burchette and Katy McDougal presented last summer’s Middle School trip to Ireland: Synthesizing Art, Science, and Sustainability in Ireland. A version of the trip will run for Upper School students this summer.
Upper School math teacher Joy Kenyon shared her experience last summer teaching mathematics in South Africa, through Teaching Across Borders.
Stacia McFadden, Director of Academic Technology, led a “Leadership Hackathon.” She described the work she did with the Academic Technology team to create a team mission and then align meeting structures and agendas to that mission.
Middle School humanities teachers Mo Rutherford and Sarah Parham-Giannitti inspired participants by describing the power of interdisciplinary learning experiences and why they are worth the effort.
First grade teacher Misty Quattlebaum presented on her journey to incorporate flexible seating and increased student voice and choice into the the Lower School classroom.
Jerry Ulrich, choral director, described how one can use poetry, drama, language, visual arts, and literature in the choral classroom.
Thank you to these Lovett faculty for modeling continuous learning and for so effectively sharing Lovett’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning!