Sunday, October 5, 2014

Meet Fast Forward Presenter >> Ryan Stewart

What is your Big Idea for Philadelphia?
Making Our Schools Great

The School Redesign Initiative (SRI) is a call to our talented, committed educators to lead the critical work of redesigning our city's neighborhood schools to meet the demands of the 21st century.  Through the School Redesign Initiative, the School District of Philadelphia invites partners with a talent and passion for school improvement to submit a proposal to redesign a school.  Exceptional applicants that are able to leverage advances in research, technology, and practice to put forth innovative ideas for how to engage all students in learning for the 21st century - as well as to demonstrate a commitment to the school community, an ability to lead effectively, and strong instructional expertise - will be selected to assume the leadership of a District school beginning in the fall of 2015.  In the interim, selected applicants will spend the year working with the local school community to tailor the academic program to the needs of the students at the school.  Selected applicants will be provided with funding to support their design year, as well as work space, networking opportunities, and connections to local and national experts to inform the design process.
Ryan Stewart, Ed.L.D is the Executive Director of the Office of School Improvement and Innovation at the School District of Philadelphia. In this role, Dr. Stewart oversees the District’s efforts to foster innovation in line with the District’s strategic improvement goals. The Office of School Improvement and Innovation leads the development of incentives and forums to identify, implement, and disseminate promising innovative practices throughout the school system. Dr. Stewart earned his doctorate in education leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining SDP, he worked in California for the New Teacher Center, a national non-profit specializing in new teacher induction, and served as a coach for new teachers as well as a professional developer in math instruction and in establishing professional learning communities. Dr. Stewart began his career as a math and science teacher in California. In addition to his doctorate, he received his B.A. in economics from Stanford University.

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