TDSB names Kathy Witherow as new interim education director

The Toronto District School Board has appointed a new interim director of education as it continues its search to find a permanent director.

The board said Tuesday night that Dr. Kathy Witherow will take over the role from Carlene Jackson next week.

Jackson was appointed interim director of education in July following the retirement of former permanent director Jon Malloy. That same month Jackson said she would be leaving the post by mid-October in order to become Ontario’s new comptroller general.

Since 2018, Witherow has served as associate director of leadership, learning, and school improvement at the TDSB.

“Kathy has been instrumental in leading, developing and implementing our return to school plans,” TDSB Chair Alexander Brown said in a statement. “As we continue to face the changing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for teaching and learning and school safety, the board has every confidence that Kathy will

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Roaring Fork Schools cultural diversity director named bilingual Leader of the Year by state organization

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Amy Fairbanks, director of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) for the Roaring Fork School District, was recognized recently with a top statewide honor.

Fairbanks was recently named Educational Leader of the Year by the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education for 2020.

The award recognizes someone who “has distinguished themselves as an outstanding leader and advocate for emerging bilingual students and families and as an advocate for bilingualism, biculturalism, and biliteracy,” according to a press release. 

“We are extremely fortunate to have Amy as part of our instructional team. Under Amy’s extraordinary leadership, (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education) programming and emerging bilingual students in Roaring Fork Schools have benefited greatly,” Rick Holt, Chief Academic Officer for the district, said.

“Amy has not only improved academic programming and outcomes, she has successfully navigated the difficult adaptive challenges of influencing the ways people act to provide equitable access for

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Roaring Fork Schools department director named ‘education leader of the year’ | News

The Colorado Association for Bilingual Education, or CABE, named the Roaring Fork School District’s Amy Fairbanks education leader of the year.

Fairbanks, the district’s director of culturally and linguistically diverse education department, was recognized as “someone who has distinguished themselves as an outstanding leader and advocate for emerging bilingual students and families as an advocate for bilingualism, biculturalism and biliteracy,” an RFSD press release said Wednesday.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Amy as part of our instructional team,” Chief Academic Officer Rick Holt said in a statement. “Under Amy’s extraordinary leadership, CLDE programming and emerging bilingual students in Roaring Fork Schools have benefited greatly. Amy has not only improved academic programming and outcomes, she has successfully navigated the difficult adaptive challenges of influencing the ways people act to provide equitable access for all students.”

CLDE’s role in the district centers around ensuring equity, according to the district website, “to

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Ft. Sam Houston ISD director reflects on virtual learning

Education facilities across the world and right here in San Antonio are facing unique challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s unclear if or when it will come to an end.

The pandemic is unpredictable and some area educators believe there will be lasting, long-term effects on teaching.

Dr. Roland Rios, director of technology with Ft. Sam Houston ISD, joined Leading SA Sunday morning to discuss his district’s current situation.

“Because we’re at Fort Sam Houston, all of our students are military dependents. So not only are they dealing with this pandemic, but many of them are [from] New York City. They’ve moved here over the summer. They haven’t had the chance to experience San Antonio in all its glory with everything closed… Add to that the mix of online learning with in-person instruction. We’ve got quite a challenge facing us right now,” Dr. Rios said.

Ft. Sam Houston

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Naga Appoints World-Renowned Financial Markets Lecturer Andreas Thalassinos as Director of Education

His deep passion for trading and technical analysis led him to study the financial markets from a mathematical and mechanical perspective. Gathering incredible insights into the technical aspect of trading over the years, Mr. Thalassinos became an active advocate of algorithmic trading, adding the development of hundreds of automated systems, technical indicators, and trading tools. His trading products are used today by forex brokers, investment firms, traders and investors worldwide. 

His latest research paper, titled “Anatomy of a living trend: Swing charts, High Points and Low Points, Peaks and Troughs and how their underlying structure may define their forecasting strength” clearly explains the technical aspects of trading, delving deeper into trend identification, chart patterns and how to identify them with precision, serving as a useful resource for traders and investors, regardless of where they are on their trading journey. 

Joining NAGA, the Hamburg-based fintech accelerator and social trading platform, Mr.

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ISD 199 Announces Director Of Special Services

September 21, 2020

Inver Grove Heights Schools Assistant Director of Special Education, Abel Riodique, will become the district’s Director of Special Services at the beginning of October as current director Mary Garrison retires after 8 years of service to the district. Mr. Riodique and Mrs. Garrison have worked closely together in the Special Services Department throughout their careers with the district.

In addition to the connections he has built with staff and families as assistant director, Mr. Riodique brings nearly 20 years of special education experience to the position. He holds a master’s degree in special education and earned an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership degree. His work experience includes teaching students with moderate to severe disabilities and developmental disabilities, such as autism, and before starting at ISD 199, he was the special education resource coordinator for St. Paul Public Schools.

In his position as assistant director of special education,

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