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Hendy Avenue: Fall 2021 Update

Dear friends and colleagues,I hope this message finds you, your family, and your students doing well. Thank you for the incredible work you’re doing on behalf of kids.A couple weeks ago I sent my oldest child off to first grade in the NYC public schools, twenty years after I began my career in education as…

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How We’re Striving to be an Anti-Racist Organization: Reflections from the 2020-2021 School Year

In June 2020, Hendy Avenue Consulting, like many other organizations, responded to the murder of George Floyd with a statement supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and condeming acts of racism. We felt it was important to make a statement, but knew that alone was not enough, so we also made a series of commitments:…

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Announcing our 2021-2022 Chief Academic Officer Cohort

We believe leaders need other leaders. Learning alongside trusted colleagues in similar roles, leaders sharpen their vision, build their skills, exchange resources, problem solve, build relationships, and feel more fulfilled in their work. Building on the successes of our other cohorts and with the generous support of the Charter School Growth Fund, Hendy is proud…

Addressing Learning Gaps Working Group Overview

Addressing Learning Gaps Cohorts

The Challenge: The global pandemic has significantly impacted teaching and learning, leading to significant learning loss and increased inequities. There is a shared assumption that students, particularly those students who were already underserved, have fallen behind. The challenge is that (1) we don’t yet know how far behind they are, (2) we don’t fully understand…

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Collaborating to Examine Teacher Observation Rubrics for Equity

As an organization that strives to be anti-racist and to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in our work, our Hendy team has taken a close look at our priorities and projects to determine how we can take steps to actively help create anti-racist schools. We believe that every organization should consider where they have…

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Team Spotlight: Meet Sarah Rosskamm

You’ve met Jessica, Erica, and Jeremy, and now it’s my turn to share! I founded Hendy Avenue Consulting almost 8 years ago and never imagined the amazing team and clients we have today. I’m excited to share with you a bit about how I started and what drives me in this work. It’s great to…

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Self-Care and Team-Care: Maintaining Well-Being, Energy, and Mental Health

This year is hard. Really, really hard. It’s been hard on you and it’s been hard on your team. And yet, because of the young lives at stake in our work, we must carry on. How we approach our commitment to our students will determine whether we are successful now and whether we can continue…

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Team Spotlight: Meet Jeremy Abarno

Today I’d like to introduce you to Hendy’s Jeremy Abarno. Jeremy is an exceptional teammate who joined us in 2019 and brings an incredible ability to really see people and help them meet their goals. He also truly loves to geek out on math instruction and loves a good number story! Jeremy is currently supporting…

Erica Murphy and Family

Team Spotlight: Meet Erica Murphy

Erica with her husband and daughters, Hadley (5) and Tessa (3). Today we’re highlighting our newest member of the Hendy team, Erica Murphy, who joined us from Ascend Public Schools. Erica is currently supporting our long-term partner, KIPP Texas Public Schools, to effectively integrate and implement their Teacher Career Pathway across their four regions and…

Dave, James (age 8), Grace (age 6) and I in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore this summer

Team Spotlight: Meet Jessica Wilson

In this blog series, we’re introducing you to the incredible people who make up the Hendy Avenue Consulting team. To kick us off, we’re excited to introduce you to Jessica Wilson, who joined Hendy in September 2017 and has supported a broad range of clients including the Delaware Department of Education, Breakthrough Public Schools and Independence Mission Schools. Jess is super smart, incredibly witty, a dedicated teammate, and deeply dedicated to students. She makes our whole team better every day

"Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society."

Sonia Sotomayor