Culture, Politics and Angry parents: The Case for Professional Ethics
Public education has always been the backdrop to society's cultural and political skirmishes. This past year was no exception. Initiatives which have been central to the mission of public schooling for decades - equity, equality, inclusion, diversity and the deconstruction of barriers to thinking critically - have come under attack in numerous communities throughout the country. In many districts, school board members, administrators, teachers and school librarians are facing escalating hostility. Our professional ethics are inextricably intertwined for moments like there - strengthening our professional resolve regardless of circumstances.
Dr. Hutchings is the Senior Policy Advisor for the National Association for the State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). He served as a high school teacher, administrator and coach in public and private schooling environments for 16 years, and has a record of full-time teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities at the university level spanning an additional 15 years. In addition, he spent four years conducting research, creating resources and developing thought-leadership capacity in educator ethics for a non-profit educational assessment company.
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Beth Z brings fun and information together in her sessions. You will experience group exercises and games to help facilitate collaboration and new connections. Her content is unique, and she brings with her practical tips letting her attendees walk out of her session with the right tools for them. She is not your traditional speaker, she engages with attendees with conversations, jokes and more. Beth takes the fear out of technology and helps you get right to the point with effective apps and tools that you can integrate into your everyday work and life.
Closing Inspirational Message
Our perspectives are shaped by our backgrounds, life experiences, and the people around us. As educational leaders we must understand how our personal perspectives guide who we are, as well as how that impacts those we serve. Once we understand how our own perspectives guide us, we can begin to understand how the perspectives of our stakeholders guide them in the way they interact with us and our community. Tim has learned to see how his personal life experiences has shaped his path as an educational leader and guides his vision for what he wants Central Hardin to be for the students. In sharing his story, he hoped others can use something from his journey to help them on their own pathway.
Time received his bachelor's from Georgetown College, a Master's degree in School Administration from Western Kentucky and completed his E.D.S. at the University of the Cumberlands. He began his career working in a Residential Treatment facility for nearly 6 years known as the Glen Dale Children's Home. This is the same facility he'd lived in as a teenager from the time he was 14 until he graduated from East Hardin High School at 19 years old. He left Glen Dale to take a position as a teacher and a coach in the Hardin County school system in 1998. In 2005, he was named an Assistant Principal at Central Hardin. In January of 2010 he was named Interim Principal and served in that role for 18 months, in the fall of 2012 he was named principal of Central Hardin High School.