Dr. Tommy Chang (l), Superintendant of the Boston Public Schools talks with Emeka Nti (r) and Curtiss Stancil (center) of EdisonLearning in the above photo.
At the Council of the Great City Schools conference on October 10, 2015, in Long Beach, CA, superintendants from the nation's largest urban school districts learned abou how the Magic Johnson Bridgescape program can help reduce the graduation gap in their districts. Members of EdisonLearning's Sales team, and Thom Jackson, plus Chris Morrow of Magic Johnson Enterprises talked with the district leaders from Boston, Portland, Cleveland, Charlotte NC, Jackson MS, and Memphis TN at a special reception hosted by EdisonLearning.
Chaundria Smith, a successful educator with more than a decade of experience as a teacher, assistant principal, college professor, and school principal has been named Executive Director of Provost Academy Ohio.
“My career as an educator has shown me that the traditional school setting does not meet the needs of all students. For this reason, at Provost Academy Ohio we will pride ourselves on educating the ‘whole child’ through an online learning environment, as well as on-going mentoring and advising to ensure students receive the personalized attention they deserve,” Executive Director Smith said.
Prior to taking on her new role, Executive Director Smith was serving as a Director of Achievement for EdisonLearning in Cleveland. Previously, she was Principal of the Meridian Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., an Assistant Principal in the Hampton (Virginia) City Schools, and a Teacher and Department Chair in the Norfolk (Virginia) Public Schools. Since 2013, she has served as an Adjunct Professor at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Executive Director Smith has been recognized as the “Virginia Teacher of Promise”, and was the Norfolk Public Schools “Inspiration Award Winner” in Career & Technical Education.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education from Norfolk State University in Virginia; a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia; and is currently completing her Doctor of Education in Advanced Educational Leadership from Regent University. She is also certified as an International Baccalaureate Head of School, Certified Data Team Leader, and Certified Mentor.
“Today’s students learn much differently today than they did in the past,” students did just ten years ago,” Executive Director Smith said; “and students are clearly benefitting from an education, like the one they receive at Provost Academy, that utilizes stimulating virtual curriculum designed specifically for them.”
In contrast to other online learning programs, Provost Academy Ohio offers a robust, state-of-the-art curriculum with a strong base in math, science and technology, designed to be engaging, fun and targeted to multiple learning style. All courses can be adapted to fit a student’s individual needs, and content can be rearranged and customized for the individual student. Also, parents and students can easily monitor learning progress, assignments, and grades at a glance on their own personal home page.
Interested students in grades 6 through 12 can enroll in Provost Academy Ohio for the school year starting this fall online at www.oh.provostacademy.com or by phone at 888-262-1052.
Superintendents and public school administrators throughout the United States received the above email on October 2 promoting the Magic Johnson Bridgescape program. By clicking on the image, it takes the reader to a special landing page on the MJBA web site, where the recipient is able to view a video featuring Earvin “Magic” Johnson on the NBC Today Show, and allows them to view and download the new MJBA brochure. Members of the Business Development Sales team will be following up with all school district officials who seek more information.