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America Achieves’ Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning is pleased to announce that Ellyn McKinney, Caddo Parish Public Schools Director of Professional Development and Grants, was selected to join the program.

The Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning is a partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, which provides an opportunity for the State’s most forward-thinking educators to learn about the rapidly changing economy and implications for students, and to pair this learning with their educational expertise to create a new career readiness course for Louisiana public schools.

Building a network of educators and industry professionals who share the common goal of increasing education outcomes adds value to public education. The Educator Voice is strong, powerful and student focused to create a venue for the success of college and career readiness in our state. I am honored to serve Caddo Parish Public Schools, the State of Louisiana and most importantly, our students in this great work.” says, Ellyn McKinney about the Fellowship. 

The Fellowship connects 24 teachers, counselors, principals and district leaders from across Louisiana with state leaders and industry experts to learn about the changing set of skills, knowledge and preparation students need to be successful in the jobs of the future.

We’re excited to welcome Ellyn and all of the professionals chosen for this Fellowship They are among the most innovative and successful educators in Louisiana,” said Charlie Cummings, Senior Director of Educator Voice Fellowships at America Achieves. “This is a unique opportunity for State leaders in government, higher education, and industry to learn from them, and also to help them learn more about what their students need to be successful during and after high school.”

Ellyn holds both Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Education degrees from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She has 25 years of experience in the field of education having served in Caddo and Bossier Parish school districts as well as the LA Department of Education as Deputy Director of a Network Team.

More information about the Fellowship and the 24 educators who have been selected for this initiative can be found at www.educatorvoicefellowship.org

More About the Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship

The Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship empower teachers, counselors, principals, and district leaders to work with state leaders and industry experts to learn about the shifts in the Louisiana economy and changing set of skills, competencies, knowledge, and preparation that students need to be successful in the 21st Century. Fellows will use their knowledge of the changing economy and their professional expertise to help create a new career readiness course, which will be piloted in the 2018-19 school year and phased in across the state (to replace Journey to Careers) by 2020-21. 

More About America Achieves

America Achieves’ mission is to create clear pathways for economic advancement and success for all in a rapidly changing economy. We aim to create a shared understanding of the challenge and the range of potential solutions to ensure Americans can obtain education and skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century. We catalyze large-scale impact by generating and incubating ideas and entrepreneurs, and activating and supporting state and city based networks of cross sector leaders to scale evidence based solutions.