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 Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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