Join Us On Thursday, January 25, 2018
OneTeacher & Young Education Professionals (YEP) Phoenix Chapter are Teaming Up!
Retention & Sustainability in Education: What it Means to AZ Teachers & Leaders
Young Education Professionals (YEP) Phoenix is partnering up with OneTeacher to host a happy hour for Phoenix educators to discuss the important topic of retention and sustainability in education. You’ll hear local school leaders and teachers discuss the challenge of retaining great teachers, strategies to promote sustainability, and future work in this area.
Bring your colleagues, meet new friends, and engage in dialogue about this topic that’s so critical to Arizona’s education landscape now and into the future. Young Education Professionals of Phoenix is a great place to meet and network with other professionals working in the educational system throughout the valley, and OneTeacher couldn’t be more excited to join forces with them for this great event.
Whether you are a veteran educator or new to the city, join us for this happy hour event! Get ready to expand your network, make new friends all while learning and sharing new ideas and perspectives. As always, attendees will have the opportunity to share about themselves, their organization, job openings, or important things going on their classroom. We hope to see you on Thursday, January 25th!
Thursday, January 25, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MST
Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
906 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Appetizers will be provided!
Learn More About Our Panel of Speakers & Teachers
Susan Lugo, Ed.D. – Executive Director of Human Resources for the Creighton School District
Susan Lugo graduated Suma Cum Laude with a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1991, M.A. in Education in Education Administration and Supervision in 1996 and a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision with a focus on Leadership and Policy Studies in 2002 from Arizona State University. Dr. Lugo has extensive experience in the classroom ranging from Kindergarten through Middle School. She served as a school principal for nine years and was one of eight valley principals to receive a nomination for Rodel Exemplary Principal, an honor that recognizes the success of Arizona’s most exceptional principals. As of 2008 she served as Director of Human Resources in the Creighton School District, one area of her responsibility is the implementation of new laws as policies with regard to teacher and principal evaluations. In 2016, she was recognized as a Hero of Public Education by the Arizona School Board’s Association for her contributions in staffing. She currently serves on the Executive Board for Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association (ASPAA). She has presented on various personnel topics to universities and organizations. In February of 2018, she and her colleagues will be presenting at the National Conference on Education in Nashville, TN.
Peter Boyle – Founding School Director of Western School of Science and Technology
Peter Boyle is the Founding School Director of Western School of Science and Technology: A Challenge Foundation Academy (“Western: CFA”). A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Boyle first became involved in education in 2009 on the campus recruiting team for Teach For America at the University of North Carolina, where he helped Teach For America increase its applicant pool by over 50%. He then moved to Phoenix as a 2010 corps member with Teach For America, teaching 7th and 8th grade English at Pioneer Preparatory School: A Challenge Foundation Academy (“Pioneer Prep: CFA”), a charter school in Phoenix’s underserved Maryvale neighborhood, during its start-up and growth phase. During his two years teaching at Pioneer Prep: CFA, he led his students to consecutive annual gains of two-plus years in students’ reading levels and led the school’s Data Committee, charged with successfully increasing educational outcomes at Pioneer Prep. Under his leadership of the Data Committee, Pioneer Prep: CFA moved from a D rating to a B rating in Arizona’s A-F Accountability system in just one academic year. Mr. Boyle served two years in school leadership as Challenge Foundation Fellow at Pioneer Prep: CFA, the administrator directly responsible for data, public relations, teacher recruitment, hiring, and development, and community partnerships. Mr. Boyle was also an Aspiring Leaders Fellow at the Arizona Charter Schools Association and a member of the Arizona Department of Education’s Academic Accountability Group and inaugural Arizona Instructional Rounds cohort. Mr. Boyle is a member of the Arizona Charter Schools Association Charter Starter Program and was a School Director at the 2013 Teach For America Phoenix Institute, where his team surpassed Institute goals by 15%.
Currently, Mr. Boyle leads Western: CFA, a high-performing urban charter school in Phoenix, as its Founding School Director. In this capacity, Mr. Boyle serves as executive director managing a $2.7 million budget, $6 million facility, staff of almost thirty-five. He has spoken at state-wide conferences on data-driven instructional programs and holds a B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and an M.Ed. degree from Arizona State University in secondary education.