Learn more about Ms. K and Ms. Crump and what they enjoy about being content leads!
About Ms. Keaton and Ms. Crump:
Our content leads are an incredible new part of our upper school! They have a super tough job: they are not only in the classroom but they take on a huge responsibility of going the extra mile in building the capacity of their team through observation + feedback and leading our weekly PLCs. They serve as exemplars of self reflection and humility and I appreciate their desire to learn more each and every day! Y'all rock my socks and our team appreciates the work you do!
A recent interview with Ms.K and Ms. Crump:
Tell me more about your role as a content lead?
Nychaela: “I really enjoy it! I stepped up and feel like when I first started I was nervous. When I interviewed for it, I didn’t realize these were things I was already doing. Instead of answering the question, I was giving examples of this role — that were already in place. We meet, talk about out curriculum, process of building Caliber’s own kidfit curriculum. I led a session during Summer PD— the coaches at Beta and CMA were pumped about developing our own curriculum. It’s fun. We meet, we do inventory, we learn from each other. We elevate each other a lot! We all get to step up and use our experiences to grow and help each other. We always strive to do better for our classes and team.”
Lawren: “As content lead I participate in collaboration with the humanities teachers (English and history). I enjoy this role because our team is doing such great things in the classroom. It is cool to talk through best practices or strategies with one another because we are not alone in the classroom so it’s good to have the space to do that. I relish this role!"
What is your favorite thing about this role?
Nychaela: “That I can use my prior knowledge to help my team. It’s a role that I can speak from daily experience and we are all going through experiences together. My position is real, I don’t just suggest ways that work for me, we bounce ideas off each other.”
Lawren: “The professional development piece. I get to learn through my own experiences while facilitating the development of our humanities team. But the best part is that I learn from my colleagues practice and use some of the great things I get to see in their classroom!"
What’s your favorite thing about your team?
Nychaela: “We are funny! The team is open and honest and real. We are on the same page about a lot of things and we see wrong when wrong is present and celebrate right when we see it.I love that we don’t overshadow each other.”
Lawren: “ I love how open-minded we are to one another's ideas and the effort we put forth to be on the same page. Our team is strong in so many ways. We share a common goal for our students to grow as scholars and as individuals."
What’s a goal that you’re currently working on?!
Nychaela: “I really want to push my team to showcase what they do in their classes because their classes look beautiful.”
Lawren: “Collaborating on how we want to develop writing across grade levels. We want our students to be strong writers once they go off to become 9th graders. And also student growth. We want our students to achieve growth and be able to celebrate their wins.”