Tuition-Free Schools Senior Level Administrators

2019-2020 Schedule and Topics

Headways for Tuition-Free Schools Senior Level Administrators will be facilitated by Nicia Fullwood, Co-founder and Head of School at Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA), and will occur from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the below dates:

October 3, 2019: Tuition-Free Schools: One is Not Like the Other

Topics to consider: types of tuition-free schools; leadership, governance, and reporting structures; enrollment procedures; hiring practices; marketing and communications; curriculum standards; local/state/national accountability


November 7, 2019: Retaining and Supporting Faculty and Staff

Topics to consider: onboarding and orientation; professional development – topics, speakers, calendar, etc.; avoiding burnout; modeling self-care


January 16, 2020: Celebrating Diversity

Topics to consider: teaching tolerance; having difficult conversations; adult education (e.g. parents, guardians, faculty/staff, etc.); creating inclusive classrooms, communities, and communications


February 13, 2020: Measuring Student Achievement and Success

Topics to consider: alternative assessments; ensuring curriculum/standards align with core values; social-emotional learning; health and wellness; graduate profile


April 17, 2020: Student as Leaders and Lifelong Learners

Topics to consider: leadership curriculum; leadership opportunities; student government; clubs and extracurricular activities; summer/after school enrichment; service learning/community engagement