Mitzi Durham, NBCT

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Mitzi Durham is a National Board Certified teacher beginning her 20th year of teaching. She teaches English 9 and is lead facilitator for a National Board cohort of 50 candidates at Basic Academy of International Studies. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and 3 daughters. Follow her on Twitter @mstolzin.
Together We Stand; Divided We Fall—How Distributive Leadership Creates Greater Schools
Mitzi Durham, NBCTAugust 22, 2016

This summer I was given the opportunity to speak on a panel for the Coalition for Teaching Quality. I went to Washington, DC with my principal and, along with a panel of teachers and students, we addressed US Senate and House policy staff. During the briefing, we shared ideas outlined in policy papers being released regarding the Every Student Succeed Act. It was an impressive experience but had me wondering, “Why me? I’m nothing special. I’ve been fortunate enough to lead a cohort at Basic Academy for International Studies for National Board candidates that doubled in size, but what do…

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