Jessica Cotter

Guest Blogger

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 July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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