Friday, September 5, 2008

Nancy Flanagan

Nancy Flanagan

Nancy Flanagan, USA, Primary, Secondary

Nancy Flanagan is a 31-year teaching veteran (K-12 Music) who recently retired from Hartland (MI) Consolidated Schools, and is now pursuing a career as an education consultant, working on diverse projects around teacher leadership, education policy, mentoring new teachers and education blogging.

She was Michigan Teacher of the Year in 1993, a Danforth Teacher Leadership Fellow, and a featured teacher in the Annenberg/PBS Learning Classroom series. From 1994-2001, Nancy co-moderated the State Teacher of the Year online community for the U.S. Department of Education.

Nancy became a National Board Certified Teacher in 1998 (Early Adolescence Generalist) and worked for two years as a Teacher in Residence with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and as a consultant with the Michigan Education Association.

She co-created and taught a Web-based graduate teacher leadership course for Virginia Commonwealth University, and is an active member of the Teacher Leaders Network.

Teacher in a Strange Land - currently offline
A veteran teacher reflects on practice and policy in American schools. Inconsistencies, inspirations, the incomprehensible, immoral and imaginative in education

Theme: teacher leadership, teaching profession, teacher training, professional
development, public education, education policy, music, learning technology,
educational change, 21st century learning