01/21/08 – Marilyn Segars Jamal, a veteran city educator, took the mic at the front of the Camden High auditorium and told one student to take off his hat, kicked out another student for talking and announced to the school that she was the new acting principal. "I promise you, you will achieve success," Jamal said, tearing up. "My tears aren't for fear, my tears are because I'm ready to rise. Are you?"
Fresh paint is now covering some of the graffiti and outside consultants (LTG) are running professional development sessions.
[full article by Matt Katz]
LTG's master trainers move beyond traditional discussions of race and culture to help you and your staff engage in dialog. Through challenging and transformative exercises, participants learn to acknowledge, discuss and resolve issues connected to the diversity of people and perceptions that make up our intercultural lens
By becoming more comfortable with difference and learning how to acknowledge 'elephants in the room', our clients walk away from this program better equipped to co-create culturally competent environments where all employees are welcome and inspired to perform.
The success of our schools and therefore our children depends not just on effective parenting at home, or the talent of fine teachers and administrators, but also on the active participation of parents within schools themselves.
LTG's Parent Leadership Training equips parent-school committee members with the fundamental skills to drive home important committee deliverables with a level of quality that positively impacts school and student success.