Education

Coalition of Essential Schools

  • PROVIDENCE, RI
  • http://www.essentialschools.org

Mission Statement

The Coalition of Essential Schools is a national network of regional centers and schools It's mission is the creation of and sustaining of personalized, equitable and intellectually challenging schools

Service Areas

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Rhode Island

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer since 2006

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Dr. Jeanette Okerstrom

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EIN

06-1489409

 Number

6234225251

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Service Areas

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Rhode Island

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COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Coalition of Essential Schools

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Jeanette Okerstrom

BIO

Jeanette Okerstrom began her career as a middle school classroom teacher in the North Kansas City School District at Eastgate Middle School. She taught eighth grade communication arts and social studies there for twenty nine years. During this time she worked as the Coalition of Essential Schools coordinator for the building, helping implement this national reform model. After retiring from the classroom, she worked for the North Kansas City School District as the Communication Arts Resource Specialist, working with secondary teachers throughout the district developing and implementing curriculum. At this time she was trained as a senior MAP leader as well as in the CRISS learning strategies model. Jeanette began work for the Center for School reform as the middle school coordinator, working with Turning Points, a national school reform model. She became active in developing this national model, both in Missouri and at the national level. Jeanette also serves as an adjunct professor at Park University, teaching middle school philosophy, classroom management, and methodology in communication arts and social studies. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University in May 2007

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Center for School Reform is about helping schools develop leadership in all aspects of their work. Our ultimate goal is to improve student learning. This can most easily be done by helping teachers understand the power of their work. Teachers are in a position to make a difference in students' lives. All too often teachers feel that the system is too big, or that the task is too great. We believe that improved student learning starts with developing a relationship with each and every student in the class. Once these relationships are formed, the teacher and student work together to accomplish the work for the school year. It is also important that the teacher feel supported by the building leadership team. This team should consist of teachers and administrators who work together using data to determine the needs of their specific population. The idea of working in isolation is no longer acceptable. The work of students and teachers is far too valuable to leave to one single individual. A building leadership team can provide the networking and support necessary to empower teachers to do the best job possible. The Center focuses on working specifically with teacher leaders and helping them to understand the power that they have over a child's education. Our support comes through connecting schools together, providing content information, and ongoing support with the many challenges that educators face today. Our staff is made of veteran educators who are life long learners and understand the power to working together. Collaboration is not just a word; it is a process. The Center for School Reform uses and models these processes so that improved student learning occurs. It does not matter what the school background, through strong relationships and collaboration, students can and will succeed."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms Diane Guill

Excelsior Springs School District

Term: July 2006 - Oct 2007

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