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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Shira Wrightman is an ESL & Global History teacher and instructional coach at the High School of Language and Innovation in the Bronx. HSLI serves a population consisting of 80% English Language Learners and is committed to self-initiated learning in which students pursue their own interests and learn cooperatively so that they become resourceful, independent learners. Shira was a member of the founding teacher team at HSLI and in her current position she mentors new teachers, facilitates department teams, runs professional development for the faculty, and coaches the girls’ lacrosse team at Columbus Campus, which she founded. Previously, she taught K-5 ESL at P.S. 230, an elementary school in the South Bronx. Shira aspires to open a new New York City public school.