Teach Plus Supports Decision To Extend Deasy Contract

Teach Plus Supports Decision To Extend Deasy Contract

Teach Plus is pleased that the LAUSD Board of Education has extended Dr. Deasy’s contract through June 30, 2016.

John Lee, Executive Director of Teach Plus Los Angeles, advocated for Dr. Deasy’s continued tenure at Tuesday’s board meeting. “We have had the pleasure of working with the Superintendent at a number of Teach Plus events, forums, and most recently, at our Common Core conference where Dr. Deasy delivered the keynote address to 1,500 teacher attendees,” Lee said.

Linda Yaron, Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow and English teacher at the School for the Visual Arts and Humanities, was one of many teachers who expressed support for Dr. Deasy. “I deeply appreciate Dr. Deasy’s visionary leadership and commitment to improve conditions and learning in LA schools,” Yaron said. “His thoughtful leadership approach is critical in these pivotal times of Common Core and teacher evaluation implementation.”

We are excited that the continuity of bold leadership will ensure ongoing progress in increasing graduation rates and student achievement. We look forward to continued partnership with Dr. Deasy and our network of over 4,000 Los Angeles teachers on behalf of L.A.’s students.

Teach Plus is a national non-profit based in Boston whose mission is to improve outcomes for urban children by ensuring that a greater proportion of students have access to effective, experienced teachers. Teach Plus runs three programs designed to place teacher leaders at the center of reform: Teaching Policy Fellows, the Teach Plus Network, and T3: Turnaround Teacher Teams. The programs focus on demonstrably effective teachers who want to continue classroom teaching while also expanding their impact as leaders in their schools and in national, state, and district policy. Teach Plus began with 16 founding teachers from urban district and charter schools in Greater Boston. Since its inception as a non-profit in August 2009, Teach Plus has grown to a network of more than 13,000 solutions-oriented teachers in six major cities across the country. www.teachplus.org