MDonnell Tenner

Guest Blogger

Educator

Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

MDonnell Tenner is the author of the 240 Ways to Close the Achievement GAP Series and CEO of Diverse K12 Jobs.

Tenner received his undergraduate a degree in sports management with a minor in business administration at Southwest Minnesota State University. He went on to earn his master’s degree in educational administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, along with his K-12 principal certification and superintendency certification. He is currently completing his doctorate in education leadership and policy studies from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and graduated from the National Superintendents Academy in Chicago, Illinois.

He has been credited with increasing student and parent attendance and engagement, instituting programs such as STEM and STEAM into underserved districts and using innovative techniques to encourage new ways of learning

Tenner is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Tenner as well as a proven, creative “out-of-the–box” educator who gets results. His daily mental mantra is “He thought I was worth saving.”

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Posted July 12, 2017

You’ve Heard About the Achievement Gap. Here’s 10 Ways Communities Can Help Close It.

During the new millennium, the United States faces a vital challenge—the challenge of closing the academic achievement gap between Caucasian…

By MDonnell Tenner

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Posted Nov. 15, 2018

We Don’t Need Saviors, We Need Leaders Who Are Ready to Form True Partnerships With Families and Communities

I’ve traveled a lot for work this year, and as I’ve gone from the mountains of Peru to the rural regions of Haiti to the…

By Kaya Henderson

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Posted Nov. 13, 2018

I’m a Teacher and I Stopped Saying the Pledge of Allegiance a Long Time Ago

Good morning students. Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the…

By Shawnta S. Barnes

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Posted Nov. 13, 2018

Yes, We Need to Fund Our Schools, But Only If We Update This 100-Year-Old Education System

Here in New Mexico, we’re about to get more money for schools, but we don’t know yet how that will translate into better learning for…

By Seth Saavedra

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