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Ema Land

Ema Land

Manager of Teacher Leadership Development

Teach For America

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Teach For America

Manager of Teacher Leadership Development

• Observes and provides weekly feedback to 26 teachers.
• Has bi-weekly meetings with principals about teachers’ development.
• Leads professional development for Teach for America Corps Members that aligns with their particular development needs. Writes the professional development to directly support the needs of struggling teachers.
• Works with other MTLDs to provide direct support to struggling teachers at their placement schools. This is done through intensive 3-4 week long support that provides feedback 2-3 times a week to turn classrooms from destructive/apathetic to on-task and engaged.
• In a working group to determine rigor benchmarks for K-8.
• In a working group to determine the elements of literacy K-5 for incoming Corps Members.

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Career

Uncommon Schools

Educational Consultant

Re-writing the 2nd Grade Writing Curriculum and lesson plans aligned to Common Core that is used in all elementary school in Uncommon Network.

North Star Academy Charter School of Newark

Instructional Lead

• Led weekly meetings with two Guided Reading teachers that resulted in 96% of scholars meeting the literacy benchmark for the year.
• Led weekly meetings with three co-teachers that resulted in 94% of scholars meeting the benchmark for fluency and accuracy in reading and an average of 90% on Science/Social Studies assessments.
• Observed five teachers weekly and provides written feedback that has resulted in returning teachers moving from “proficient” to “advanced proficient” on North Star Rubric and new teachers from “working towards” to “proficient on North Star rubric.
• Led bi-monthly literacy and math analysis meetings that resulted in 96% of scholars passing Terranova literacy and 100% passing Terranova math.
• Rewrote 2nd grade Read Aloud and Reading Comprehension Curriculum that resulted in 96% of 2nd grade students passing Terranova.

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North Star Academy Charter School of Newark

Lead Teacher

• Instructed Guided Reading and 92% of scholars met the literacy benchmark and were reading at third grade level by end of year.
• Rewrote 2nd Grade Writing Curriculum and Lesson Plans that are used in all 2nd grade Uncommon classrooms in New Jersey, New York, and Chicago.
• Instructed Read Aloud, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Writing and Math in a self-contained classroom

Career

Seton Hall University

Master of Education (M.Ed.), Elementary Education and Teaching

University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), International/Global Studies