Education Advocacy for New Teachers
Do you have helpful ideas that would improve the quality of students' learning, but you don't know how to work with decision makers to implement your ideas? In this webinar recording, learn proven advocacy strategies that can be used at the campus, district, state, and federal levels. Learn concrete ways to build bridges with administrators and legislators and make your voices heard!
Dr. Clinton Smith is an associate professor of Special Education in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Tennessee-Martin, where he teaches pedagogy courses to future special education teachers. He is also the area director for Special Olympics of Upper West Tennessee. He authored the article “Connecting with State and National Legislators,” which was published in the KDP Teacher Advocate. He currently chairs the KDP Public Policy Committee.
Dr. Gary Miller is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy in the School of Education at the University of Texas at Tyler, where he teaches school law and policy to future school administrators. Previously, he served as an elementary school administrator in north Texas for 13 years. He co-authored the book chapter “Texas Politics and the Governance Process in Public Education” for Kendall Hunt Publishers. He currently serves on the KDP Public Policy Committee.
Dr. Matthew Ohlson is a faculty member at the University of North Florida, Director at the Taylor Leadership Institute, and founder of the CAMP Osprey Leadership Mentoring Program. A former teacher and school administrator in the Boston Public Schools and in Florida, Ohlson also serves on the KDP National Public Policy Committee.
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