2021 WTU Teacher Leader Research
WTU Teacher Leaders are full-time educators who have been selected to join a nationwide network through the American Federation of Teachers. They are taking an active role in influencing policy in a number of areas, including teacher leadership in school change, teacher retention, professional development, the critical role of librarians, and the impact of student discipline issues and overall policy changes that will ultimately help improve educational outcomes for all DCPS students.
We invite you to read their final research reports.
Chronic Absenteeism and its Effects in the Virtual Classroom
by ANDREISS BLUITT
How does the capacity of instructional leaders influence school-based professional development (LEAP) for teacher?
by ASHLEY KEARNEY
Case Study: How has virtual learning impacted your own practices of teaching at the elementary school level?
by BRIAN CRUMB, Sr.
Will partnering with parents for academic learning increase student achievement?
by CARLEATHER PONDER
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: How Does Parental Involvement Impact Student Achievement During the Early Grades?
by DAWN BRODUS-YOUGHA
by DOMINIQUE MOORE
On the Right Track: How does Mindprint Learning impact secondary math teachers' use of student data to prepare purposeful learning experiences that maximize student ownership of learning?
by DON THOMPSON, JR.
Data-Driven Instruction: A Math Curriculum for the 21st Century-How would a focus on statistics and data science prepare students for success in college and career?
by GABRIEL MORDEN-SNIPPER
How might the achievement status of schools affect teachers’ IMPACT ratings more than intended?
by JESSICA SALUTE
The Trickle-Down Theory of Teacher Assessments: How can teachers play a more active role in developing high-stakes assessments for their students?
by KIP PLAISTED
Teacher Perspectives on Remote Learning: What are the advantages of online learning and factors for success for some students in the virtual learning environment?
by KRISTEN BRYANT
What Got You Over the Pandemic Hump? A Study of Major Factors Relating to Teacher Retention During the COVID-19 Pandemic
by KRISTIAN ELLINGSEN
Measuring a Student Support Team's Effectiveness: What factors are important to a high school Student Support Team (SST) when determining the effectiveness of academic, attendance, and behavior services (interventions)?
by LEETOSHA HENRY
Secondary Transition: What two challenges do special educators of transition age youth with severe disabilities encounter when implementing secondary transition plans?
by MODESTINE MONTGOMERY
Identifying, Assessing, and Mobilizing African American Students for their Collective Benefit
by NANTAMBU KOHLBATZ
Act or React: How do teachers handle Stress during the Pandemic?
by REBECCA TINA BRADSHAW-SMITH
Time’s Up for Time Outs: A Critical Examination of the “Temporary Removal of Students from Class” Consequence of the Student Discipline Policy and How It Affects Students’ Mental Health
by SHANNON ROBICHAUD