New iLEAD Facilitators Voice Their Excitement for the School Year

New iLEAD Facilitators Voice Their Excitement for the School Year

Each school year brings lots of new things. We have new learners, families, projects, resources, technology and more. But one of the most exciting things is welcoming new facilitators into our growing iLEAD community. They bring an authentic sense of adventure, enthusiasm, inquiry and vision into their new roles as iLEAD facilitators. Although they may have new things to learn from veteran facilitators and leaders, they also have much to wisdom to share. We hope they never lose their sense of purpose, mission and unabated excitement. As a project-based community that values the voice of every learner, facilitator, leader, family member and community partner, we’ve invited them to model sharing their perspectives. Here are some thoughts from our new iLEAD voices:

WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR?

“Learning more about PBL and passing on my excitement for learning to my learners. Also becoming part of a new school family. I’ve already met a lot of great people!”

— Jeny Bellavia, 1st Grade Facilitator, iLEAD Spring Meadows

“Not only growing as a first-year teacher but growing as an iLEAD facilitator. I’m also excited about getting to know my learners.”

— Jena Wilson, 2nd Grade Facilitator, iLEAD Lancaster

“I am excited about everything! So far, I have learned so much about iLEAD’s pedagogical approach, and I cannot wait to get into the classroom, meet the learners, and collaborate with other facilitators and team members!”
— Emily Rivera, 1st/2nd Grade Facilitator, iLEAD Agua Dulce

“I’m excited to be part of the iLEAD Spring Meadows family. I am looking forward to growing as a facilitator and learning how to use project-based learning.”
— Taylor Bond-Nartey, K-3 Intervention Specialist, iLEAD Spring Meadows

“I’m excited to be part of iLEAD and starting this new teaching chapter in my life.”
— Wendy Graffam, Innovation Studios Facilitator, iLEAD Lancaster

“I am excited to start my teaching journey with such an amazing staff and group of learners. I want to meet all of my learners and help them become the best that they can be.”
— Ryleigh Hufgard, 7th/8th Grade Math/Science Facilitator, iLEAD Spring Meadows

“I’m excited about collaborating with my team to create engaging projects that the learners will enjoy.”
— Rasheda Young, 7th Grade Humanities Facilitator, iLEAD Lancaster

“Teaching kids in a new and exciting way.”
— Kasandra Gould, 1st/2nd Grade Facilitator, iLEAD Agua Dulce