Jessica Cotter

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Instructional and Transformational Coach, Holt Public Schools

Holt, Michigan

Jessica Cotter is currently an instructional and transformational coach for Holt Public Schools, with a focus on grades nine to 12. Prior to working as a coach, Jessica spent eight years teaching social studies and served as the department chair.

Jessica has spent several years working with social studies curriculum, both for Holt Public Schools, as well as the Michigan Department of Education, Kent County, Ingham County and Oakland County.

Jessica is an America Achieves Michigan Educator Voice Fellow.

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Posted June 3, 2015

Teaching the ‘How’ Along With the ‘What’

With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, there is more focus on the how and why of the…

By Jessica Cotter

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Posted May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

By Kalil Warner

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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