Katrina's Sandcastles: New Hope From The Ruins of New Orleans Schools

Katrina's Sandcastles: New Hope From The Ruins of New Orleans Schools

by Kaycee Eckhardt

Kaycee Eckhardt created the reading program for innovative New Orleans charter school Sci Academy where students’ reading levels improved by an average of over 3.5 years. Eckhardt was the Louisiana Charter Teacher of the Year in 2009. She has gone on to do national education, Common Core advocacy, and teaches literacy development. She was interviewed by Brian Williams on NBC’s Teacher Town Hall and the subject of the viral documentaries School Works: The Committed Teacher and America Achieves: Symbolism in the Lottery. She continues to work in education policy and lectures to motivate and inspire first year teachers. This is her story.

 

Comments

Davis Guggenheim, An Inconvenient Truth & Waiting for Superman sat 9/20 5:29am

"It's a book that reminds us that it's kids that are important, it's a story of why teachers do what they do...It's a gem... an important book, and I'm so glad it has been written."

Lisa Wilde, Yo Miss fri 8/29 1:31pm

Beautiful, brave, and honest. Kaycee shows us the complexity of good teaching—the commitment, the skills, the heart, the humility. A testament to the possibility, difficulty, and challenge of improving education that should be read by anyone considering teaching in urban school systems.