Booker T Washington High School
Dear Dr. Nason,
I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with your Washington Early College students on the morning of December 3rd. I can tell you that our students and our staff felt rewarded and fulfilled by this experience.
Please know that I was very impressed with your students. They were extremely attentive. The nature of their questions and responses makes it clear that they have been fully engaged with the subject matter and the issues of leadership. Thus, I can say that you and your teaching staff have done a good and thorough job with them.
I am looking forward to the continuation and deepening of our partnership.
Carlton E Brown
President, Clark Atlanta University
I wanted to take a moment to commend you on the Early College Week festivities. You and your team coordinated an outstanding week of engaging activities for multiple audiences. They allowed students, future students and the community at large to gain a better understanding of all the great benefits this small school provides to its constituents.
Thanks again and I wish you continued success.
Continue the Excellence!
Ronald S. Skeete, MSEd
President & Founder, Thinktwice Institute, LLC
Dear Dr. Nason and Ms. Thomas,
I enjoyed my day at
Mrs. Marra and Cassie, from ISA, were meeting with Ms. Cheever and Ms. Stembridge and I was able to sit in on this meeting. As you know, Ms. Stembridge is an amazing teacher and has worked hard to create a student-centered, standards-based classroom. Ms. Cheever has benefitted greatly from being partnered with Ms. Stembridge and it is hard to believe she is only a 2nd year teacher.
During the meeting Ms. Cheever discussed her desire to incorporate more writing assignments that would require multiple drafts to be written by her students. She had a few ideas on how to do this and we discussed ways she could fully develop these ideas into classroom projects. Her conversation about her students focused on where they were struggling with mathematical concepts (the difference between arc length and arc measure); she is eager to learn new ways to approach teaching mathematics and asked for ideas on how to better address the arc topics. We discussed ways to make these more concrete ideas to the students and applications where it makes sense to describe motion using the two different measures (a satellite or space shuttle).
I was also fortunate enough to be able to attend the Town Hall meeting. I was impressed with the behavior of the students, the attention they gave the speakers, and the thoughtful questions they asked. It was also clear they appreciated being able to send you questions knowing you would address each of them – even if they didn’t get the answer they wanted.
I look forward to being able to work with these teachers again in the future. If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to email or call me.