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Michigan City Teacher Chosen as Teach Plus Fellow

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NORTHWEST INDIANA- A Michigan City middle school teacher as been chosen as a Indiana Policy Fellow by Teach Plus Indiana for the 2020-21 school year.  

Teach Plus is a national nonprofit organization that is focused on empowering teachers in the classroom as well as at the policy level.  The organization empowers teachers to lead improvements in education policy and instructional practice.  

Gayle Davis, a teacher at Barker Middle School in Michigan City, was one of nine teachers chosen from across the state and is the only one from the Region.

Rachel Hathaway, Indiana Executive Director for Teach Plus says being a fellow gives teachers a voice when policy decisions are being made.

"What we do is instead focus on how do we build up our teachers tool kits and their resources and their insight and expertise to be able to advocate for themselves," Hathaway says.

Hathaway said Davis was chosen as a fellow because she had highlighted some key leadership in group and in individual activities. She also says Davis has a calming presence and offers opportunity for dialogue and is solution oriented.

 

Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.