Services

The Teacher’s Gallery (TTG) aims to offer learning opportunities related to inclusive education to both teachers and the broader education community that inspire transformational change and provide the community with the tools necessary to enact this change.

Areas of Focus

Signature Learning Seminars and Workshops

The Teacher’s Gallery provides professional development opportunities to educators in order to enrich their intellectual horizons and academic pursuits. These ultimately improves their teaching environment, their student’s academic performance and close their student achievement gap.

The programs focus on:

  • Inclusive & student-centered practices that foster classroom environments with equitable opportunities for learning, critical thinking, collaborative skills, and global perspectives.
  • Transformative leadership skills.
  • Holistic educational approaches for a healthy and happy work-life balance.

Educators' Global EdTours

The Teacher’s Gallery recognizes that collaborative work and cooperative learning are critical in preparing educators with 21st century instructional skills as well as management skills to run schools and education systems with a global perspective on best practices and performance metrics for teaching, learning and sustainable business models.

Through its cross-country interactive study tours, school walkthroughs, peer to peer engagement and cultural immersions, TTG provides innovative learning environments that openns opportunities to benchmark and establish critical-to-quality metrics for world-class performance.

Consulting Partners
Professor Tony Booth

Professor Booth from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom is the author of the book “Index for Inclusion: A Guide to School Development led by Inclusive Values”.

He has been researching, teaching, and writing about participation, exclusion and the principled development of systems and settings in education for more than 30 years.

His ideas are summarized within the “Index for Inclusion: A Guide to School Development led by Inclusive Values.” –which was translated into 40 languages supporting other initiatives aiming to spread the inclusion work around the world.

 

Alyssa Connor

Currently teaching English at Wellesley Middle School in Wellesley, MA, Alyssa is involved in the launching of the school’s  1:1 iPad initiative, assigning iPads to all incoming 6th graders.  She is also involved in mentoring new teachers, curriculum development, coaching various student organizations. Alyssa’s background includes: a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Her international experience includes studying at the University of Chiang Mai and working for the International Schools at Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Eric Hieser

An International Baccalaureate (IB) program consultant andformer Executive Director of Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, MA consistently ranked the number one high school in Massachusetts. Eric has also held leadership positions at four IB American international schools. A strong proponent of “IB for All” philosophy, Eric has led workshops on IB access; college readiness; and redesigning the American high school at several regional, state, national, and international conferences.

 

David Hoff

David is a Program Director for the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has an extensive background in working with public systems and community agencies to enhance employment outcomes for people with significant disabilities. He has done work across the United States and internationally, providing technical assistance and training on effective practices in human services and workforce development.

A primary focus of his work is on organizational and systems change to improve employment outcomes, with a particular emphasis on public policies and their impact on the lives of people with disabilities. In addition to his 19 years at ICI, David has been an administrator for a public workforce development system, and also spent several years in a direct service role, assisting individuals with disabilities to find and maintain employment. Prior to entering the human service field, he spent ten years in management roles in the private sector. David is also the Past President of APSE, a U.S. based advocacy organization exclusively focused on advancing competitive integrated employment for citizens with disabilities. David has a Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University, with a concentration in Administration, Policy and Planning, and is also a graduate of Cornell University.

 

Andrea Stavrakas

Andrea is a veteran elementary special education teacher in the highly rated Wellesley Public School system in Wellesley, MA U.S.A.  She is also an adjunct professor/professional developer at Framingham State College in Framingham, MA and The Education Collaborative in Dedham, MA. Andrea’s background also includes: a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities from New York University and a Wilson Level One Reading Specialist Certification (working on Level Two).

 

Dr. Frances Stetson

Dr. Frances is the President of Stetson & Associates, Inc. in the US that has revolved around and improved the quality of inclusive schools for all students over 24-year history. She is also the Executive Director and sponsor for the Inclusive Schools Network, recognized in 2015 as one of the top five online resources on inclusive education. She also authored the first Report to Congress regarding IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). Further, a skilled keynote and is known for her focus on students, practical strategies, and system change, and an expert consultant in all US Education Districts.

 

Institutional Partners
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