At a time when our nation is struggling to improve education, in most schools we daily squander our biggest resource: teachers. Experienced teachers have the ability and knowledge to significantly improve the schools they work in and should be given leadership roles in developing curriculum, training new teachers, helping to evaluate programs, and leading teams. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. […]
Kathreen Harrison is a public school teacher in Maine. She has a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. She has worked in a variety of schools in New York and Maine in a number of capacities – French teacher, gifted and talented teacher, elementary school teacher, and curriculum coordinator for island schools. She has lived in Maine for 20 years and has a particular interest in school reform.