Good morning, CharterFolk.
Today it’s our pleasure to announce the five winners of our first annual Brian’s Voice Awardees.
The awardees as chosen by the CharterFolk readership are:
- Naomi Shelton for her column – Committing to Community Schools and Leaders of Color
- Cameron Curry for – Will the Legacy of Covid Be a Turning Point for Kids?
- Emilio Pack, Malka Borrego, Nella Garcia Urban and Jennifer Lopez for – The Missing Charter Leaders: ¿Dónde están los Latinos y las Latinas?
- Gina Plate for – Charter Schools’ Inclusive Educational Models and Instructional Practices are Changing the National Discussion About How We Educate Students with Disabilities
- And Laura McGowan-Robinson for – Racial Diversity Work Starts with You
Congratulations to all of you!
Awardees will receive $500 from CharterFolk. Our request is that the funds be used to convene a dinner or other gathering with CharterFolk to further discuss the issues presented in the Contributor Columns. And if you can find enough time afterward, please send us an email letting us know how the discussion has gone and whether any new learnings have emerged.
A special thanks to the readers of CharterFolk for helping select such a great group of contributors and for encouraging even further discussion about such important issues confronting our movement.
Finally, a last thank you to all the 52 people who contributed content to CharterFolk during our first year.
You contributions are certainly shining examples of what we seek to celebrate with the Brian’s Voice Awards – CharterFolk who help us hear anew the calling of the charter school movement or help us think anew about a shared challenge that we face.