It is almost midnight on January 1, 2015. For fun and to challenge myself, I set the intention for 2015 to write a new post as often as my schedule allows about individuals, schools, groups, communities, companies who contribute to transforming public education. These are the REAL edtransformers and I want to share them with you.

The goal is to change the conversation about public education and focus on what is making a difference for students both young and adults so they are excited to learn and gain the skills to pursue and achieve their life goals and aspirations.

As an education researcher for a nonprofit the past 20 years, I have also been a grant writer, standardized test developer, and author of reports to state policymakers along the way. My favorite part of my day job is visiting schools and listening to students, educators and others about what is working or needs improvement from their perspective in public education. And I’m mom to a 6th and 4th grader attending public charter schools.

I hope you will join me as I publicly commit to daily musings about what is transforming public education in positive ways.

Happy New Year! I’ll be back tomorrow. Thanks for reading!