New Director of Teacher Development Announced
The Organization's Teacher Development Program
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced Marishka Nuñez has joined the non-profit as Director of Teacher Development, spearheading the "Partnership Pioneers" program-an in-depth collaboration with Partnership teachers to create new and meaningful measures of positive classroom support, observation and teacher guided growth.
In this newly created position, Ms. Nuñez will lead a group of over 100 teachers representing each of the 22 Partnership schools as they pilot and evolve a comprehensive teacher development collaborative.
"Developing our 'Partnership Pioneers' program will be paramount in the coming school year," said Colleen Oliver, Partnership Chief Academic Officer. "Marishka brings a wealth of experience in teacher development and multi-measure evaluations that will help the Partnership create a comprehensive system that will uplift teacher performance and accelerate learning among our students."
Ms. Nuñez possesses a strong and diverse background in teacher development from both the policy and practice perspective. Most recently she served as an instructional assistant principal at a Partnership to Uplift Communities (PUC) middle school where she focused primarily on teacher development and implementation of a multi-measure evaluation process. Prior to her time at PUC, Ms. Nuñez served as a School Director for Teach for America. Within the Aspire Public Schools network she served as a program director, teacher and literacy specialist for two high performing schools. Ms. Nuñez began her teaching career at 49th Street Elementary as a Teach for America corps member where she served as a first and second grade teacher for four years.
Additionally, Ms. Nuñez served as an accreditation research intern with the Boston Plan for Excellence where she conducted extensive work with the Boston Teacher Residency, one of the premier urban teacher residency programs in the country.
Ms. Nuñez attended Scripps College for her BA in History, UCLA Graduate School of Education for her teaching and administration credentials and her MA in educational administration, and Harvard University Graduate School of Education for her Ed.M degree in education policy and management.