Tawana Graham-Douglas Named Coordinator Of Elementary Curriculum And Instruction
Mrs. Tawana Graham-Douglas, currently the Elementary Literacy Instructional Leader for Plainville Community Schools, has been named Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching.
Prior to her current role as Instructional Leader, Graham-Douglas served as Head Teacher at Linden Street School as well as the Coordinator of the district's elementary level summer school program, which she continues to oversee. She began as a faculty member in the Plainville school system in 1999. Graham-Douglas has served as a presenter at both the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional and National Conferences, and for the Computer Association of Hartford, Connecticut. In addition, she has served as a provider of professional development in a number of subject areas including reading and writing workshops, improving student performance in math, iPads in the classroom, Web 2.0 tools, and more.
Graham-Douglas has received many honors and recognitions during her tenure as an educator, including 2013 Plainville Teacher of the Year, 2013 NAACP Educator of the Year, and the 2014 Connecticut Dream Team.
In her role as Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction she will assist the district's central office and elementary level administration in evaluating, revising and implementing department curriculum objectives, screening, hiring and training of elementary personnel, orientation and in-service training programs for elementary personnel, and promoting interdisciplinary programs. In addition, she will lead and coordinate curriculum development and revision for grades K-5, coordinate the work of Literacy Resource Teachers, assist colleagues in identifying, collecting and analyzing student data to improve instruction, oversee the district-wide English as a Second Language (ESL) program and elementary level summer program, and more.
Graham-Douglas holds a 6th Year Certificate in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University, a Master's Degree in Education from the University of New Haven, and a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Connecticut.
Graham-Douglas was named the candidate of choice at an Executive Session of the Plainville Board of Education prior to their regular meeting on May 12. She will begin on July 1st.
"Tawana brings knowledge, skill, and a passion for learning and teaching to this new leadership role, and it will be a pleasure to have her as part of our leadership team," said Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Dr. Linda Van Wagenen.
-Posted on May 19, 2014 at 01:09 PM
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