Hello, Are You Still There?
This session is designed to ignite hope and build the capacity of all stakeholders to report to duty armed with the growth mindset of what is possible. Yes, achievement gaps exist. Yes there are larger classroom sizes. Yes, offices are short staffed, but there is also an influx of federal funds to allow for innovation like never before and a digital platform that has increased opportunities to explore and navigate untapped resources. The Collective Impact Model will be shared, which is an approach that calls for multiple stakeholders, offices, organizations or entities to abandon individual agendas in hopes to develop one common agenda for solving the achievement gap problem by using effective and efficient collaboration. Additionally, the presenter will share how the Collective Impact Model positively impacted Parent and Family Engagement, 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the McKinney Vento Program in Louisiana.
Dr. Antiqua Hunter joined the Louisiana Department of Education in 2016. She serves on the Federal Support and Grantee Relations team as a 21st CCLC Supervisor and State Parent and Family Engagement and Homeless Coordinator. In fact, NAEHCY named Dr. Hunter as the 2022 State Homeless Coordinator of the Year. Preceding the State Department, Dr. Hunter served in various capacities. She taught for 6 years at the K-8 level, 6 years at the collegiate level, and served as a Principal and an Educational Consultant focusing on School Turnaround. Dr. Hunter received her Doctorate degree from Howard University in Washington DC in Educational Administration & Policy in 2010.