2017 Cohort | Summer Principals Academy NYC and NOLA New York City New Orleans | Organization and Leadership

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Summer Principals Academy

The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership

Ruth Knight

About Ruth

Ruth Knight is the Lead Science Specialist for the K-5 Science department with Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida. She provides instructional support to science teachers in twelve Duval Transformation Schools, develops and facilitates monthly professional development with a focus on best practices in elementary science, and plans the annual Elementary Science Fair for the for 2,000 students in grades K-5. Previously, she served as the school based Science Coach at Long Branch Elementary, where she also taught 4 th grade Math and Science. As a classroom teacher, she was the grade level chairperson, model classroom for math teachers, and a mentor for new teachers. While participating in SPA, Ruth looks forward to elevating her leadership skills and working collaboratively with her fellow cohorts to obtain knowledge that will provide her with the tools needed to be an effective school leader in an urban public school setting.

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