Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts receiving her award from four peoplePhD in Leadership and Change student and immediate past principal of Columbia Elementary School in Brevard County, Florida, Rachel Roberts, has been honored for her transformational leadership. She was a recipient of the Florida TaxWatch 2021-22 Principal Leadership Awards (PLA). This prestigious award recognizes educational leaders who are creating impactful change in their students’ lives and who promote effective practices amongst peers in the field.

Through the program, Roberts – who now serves as Director of Elementary Leading and Learning with Brevard Public Schools – has also identified one deserving student to receive a full two-year Florida College Scholarship. The award and scholarship were presented to Roberts and the student at a ceremony on the Columbia Elementary School campus on March 23, 2022.

Established by Florida TaxWatch (FTW) in 2013, the Principal Leadership Awards (PLA) program serves to acknowledge and reward educational leaders who are creating meaningful change in their students’ lives, while also promoting their uniquely effective practices among their peers. This program, which is the only one of its kind nationwide, recognizes nine of Florida’s most successful principals from high-risk K-12 public schools across the state (three principals each from elementary, middle, and high schools, including traditional and charter public schools). Principals are selected based on weighted Department of Education data, not through nominations.

Additionally, FTW is partnering with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation and private corporate sponsors to provide one student from each winner’s school with a two-year Florida College Plan Scholarship. The winning students are selected by their principal and must meet several criteria that would traditionally make attending college, let alone paying for it, a significant challenge. Through these scholarships, this transformational program is able to change deserving students’ lives and help close the achievement gap.

Read the full press release here.

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Kate Carter ’94

Kate Carter, ’94 (Antioch Midwest, MA) passed away of Covid in 2020. Her book, Covenant, was published posthumously in Kate’s memory, by her partner of 25 years, Yvonne Lutter ’99 (Antioch New England, PsyD) in her memory. This never-before-published collection of elegantly crafted, masterful poems was written over 30 years ago by a then-aspiring graduate student. Covenant is a story of love and redemption. Carter’s impressive poetic talent transforms the ugly banality of personal confession into a sublime gift of love with a capital L. Drawing on Celtic traditions, Carter weaves the commonplace story of our brokenness through the strength of

Greta Creech ‘21

Dr. Greta Creech ‘21 (GSLC, PhD) recently published a new research article, “Relationships, power, and ambiguity: how do U.S. intelligence officer responses to toxicity affect support to the core mission?” Dr. Cheech explores U.S. intelligence core teams at the cultural and functional levels, and how intelligence officers respond to toxic interpersonal relationships remains unexplored. Her study found power, agency, and acumen play central roles, along with relational ambiguity and toxic memory as contextual factors. Learn more about Dr. Creech and read her dissertation Holding on to Who They Are: Pathways for Variations in Response to Toxic Workplace Behavior Among U.S. Intelligence

Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Faculty Host a Weeklong Workshop

Antioch New England’s Nature-Based Early Childhood Education program faculty, Ellen Doris and Elizabeth Lowe, recently hosted a weeklong workshop with the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union. Cheryl Charles, chairwoman of the Westminster School Board and an early proponent of getting kids outdoors, said the goal is to encourage students to recover from the various social and emotional problems that came out because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is taking children outdoors for learning,” she said, and not just learning about nature. The program provided teachers a crash course on integrating their regular lessons on literacy, math, and science in the outdoors

Rosalind Cohen ‘22 and Jamie Moyer

Dr. Rosalind Cohen ‘22 (GSLC, PhD) and Jamie Moyer, a student in the PhD in Leadership and Change program, recently collaborated with the International Leadership Association to host interactive roundtable discussions during their Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Virtual Summit. The summit provides a space for participants to consider and share thoughts regarding her research about the relationship between inclusive leadership, employee engagement, and identity for providing a pragmatic model of talent acquisition. Cohen, CEO and Founder of Socius Strategies, led the roundtable entitled: “Rethinking Recruiting for Talent Connecting Inclusive Leadership, Employee Engagement, and Identity.” Moyer, a Diversity, Equity, and

Dawn Murray Publishes Book on Monpa Medicinal Plants

Dawn A. Murray, PhD, Professor in the Environmental Studies Department will hold an in-store book signing event for her new book Monpa Medicinal Plants: Indigenous Knowledge from a Himalayan Healer at Chaucer’s Bookstore on September 12, 2022. Murray’s book emerged from her six months of teaching in Bhutan and six months in Costa Rica. Monpa Medicinal Plants: Indigenous Knowledge from a Himalayan Healer is about the Monpas, the Indigenous people of Bhutan, and their intimate relationships with the plants, the land, and cultural practices. Murray’s book illuminates the Himalayan medicinal plants that the Monpas use for healing, sharing generational knowledge

Jose Hernandez Diaz ‘15

Jose Hernandez Diaz’s ‘15 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) poem “The Art of Bullfighting” was published in Air/Light Magazine.

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