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Dr. Jeremiah Newell is the founder and CEO of MAEF Public Charter Schools, which has opened the first public charter school in the state of Alabama. He has previously taught middle and high school, led innovative secondary school models for disconnected youth, directed secondary school turnaround efforts, and served as a Harvard Fellow for the Rhode Island Department of Education.

He believes transforming public education is one of the most important issues of our time. He is committed to being a part of the solution and wants to learn from and partner with colleagues of all backgrounds to use our collective imagination, ingenuity, and perseverance to give young people their best possible start to adulthood. 

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Show Highlights

  • Use the fire in your belly to ignite change  
  • Earn currency with young people for a responsive learning environment
  • Vision without action is a hallucination
  • Unpacking competency based learning models 
  • Replace the traditional role of a counselor with intensive therapeutic counseling
  • The questions you need to ask for innovative, equitable education 
  • Education is a communal process
Jeremian Newell: Reimagining Schools to Serve Disconnected Students

“As an educator, we have a responsibility to create the holding environment for young people to make change. That doesn’t mean directing them to what that change should be. It’s literally creating a space where they can learn and grow.”

Jeremian

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