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Quality teachers make a substantial difference in educating our children. Join the Colorado Christian University School of Education along with the Centennial Institute for an important discussion on the value of effective teachers with Kate Walsh, President of the National Council on Teacher Quality.

The National Council on Teacher Quality is led by this vision: every child deserves effective teachers and every teacher deserves the opportunity to become effective.

Kate WalshKate Walsh has served as the president of the National Council on Teacher Quality since 2003, leading work to ensure that every child has equal access to effective teachers. At NCTQ, Walsh has spearheaded efforts to instill greater transparency and higher standards among those institutions that exert influence and authority over teachers. Notably, she launched the first-ever review and rankings of the nation’s teacher preparation programs. Previously, Walsh worked at The Abell Foundation in Baltimore, the Baltimore City Public Schools, and the Core Knowledge Foundation. Among her accomplishments, she: started and ran a boarding school located in Kenya, East Africa, in order to educate at-risk boys from Baltimore; founded one of the nation’s premier STEM programs, yielding numerous Intel Talent Search winners for Baltimore City; and, started the first alternative certification program for teachers in Maryland. A long-time resident of Baltimore, Walsh has also served on the Maryland State School Board.

Q & A will follow the presentation by Kate Walsh.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Leprino Hall 170
Colorado Christian University
180 S. Garrison St.
Lakewood, CO 80226