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Teaira McMurtry is named to national fellowship

Teaira McMurtry is named to national fellowshipMilwaukee Public Schools congratulates School Improvement Coordinator Teaira McMurtry, Ph.D., who was selected for a fellowship by the National Council of Teachers of English. As part of the Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color initiative, Dr. McMurtry will receive two years of support, mentorship, and networking opportunities to broaden her impact on education and help break new ground for students and educators of color.

McMurtry completed her Ph.D. in language and literacy at Cardinal Stritch University this summer. In MPS, she currently designs and facilitates professional development for teachers and instructional leaders in the areas of adolescent literacy and culturally and linguistically responsive practices. Her work centers on helping teachers understand and respond to language differences and to move away from standardized teaching traditions.

Mentoring McMurtry will be Arnetha F. Ball, who is the Charles E. Ducommun Endowed Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University in the Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, and Race, Inequality and Language programs.

Congratulations to Dr. McMurtry! We look forward to exciting insights and innovations in the future.

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