Tom Fletcher serves as the principal of Ronald Reagan Elementary School in Yuma, Arizona. Reagan Elementary has begun to implement Next Education Workforce team-based staffing models, which has required buy-in from educators, students, and parents, as well as some creative problem solving.
With the assistance of an Opportunity Now grant, rural Colorado schools will be able to explore teaching in team-based models with the Next Education Workforce™ initiative at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Here, Andrea LaRocca, senior program manager for the Next Education Workforce, shares how teams of educators with distributed expertise can be more effective, support equity and improve learning outcomes. Learn more about the model and how rural Colorado schools can access resources to get started.