SRI Fall Meeting Day 1 – Greetings from Atlanta

November 2, 2017

Greetings from Atlanta,

We wish you were here! While we know not everyone can join us in person, we hope you are able to share in the learning virtually. Be sure to check out the Facebook group and follow us on Twitter – using the hashtag #srifm17.

We opened Fall Meeting with a spoken word piece by CREATE students and teachers, and were welcomed by Niya Randall and CREATE staff. Our opening keynote was delivered by Taiwo Demola, followed by an interactive experience with Fearless Dialogues animators (video/audio to come). We were charged for our work in Collaborative Learning Groups by Beth Graham, and our Fall Meeting facilitators guided learning in these smaller groups for the rest of the morning and into the afternoon.

Fall Meeting is the perfect place to focus on our fierce commitment to educational equity and excellence. Keep an eye out for more sharing from Atlanta!

Don’t Forget – SRI Board Election Closes Tomorrow (Friday) at Midnight

Voting is open now through midnight on November 3, 2017. This year the SRI Board is seeking four members who have (1) considerable experience with, (2) a strong commitment to, and (3) a positive record of working with schools and students around educational equity and excellence. We are looking for colleagues who have worked in transformative ways, particularly with students of color as well as students with language diversity. SRI hopes to increasingly focus on issues of school transformation, especially around issues of educational equity, and our new members will be able to help advance this important goal.

How to Vote
If you are already an SRI Affiliate, you should have already received your ballot. When you are ready, simply cast your votes for the candidates you approve. If you did not receive a ballot, and you believe you are an affiliate, please contact Chris at

If you are not yet an SRI Affiliate but would like to participate in this election, you may do so by completing the affiliate form found here. Once you’ve submitted an affiliation form, a ballot will be sent to you via email. It should arrive within 12 hours of your affiliation form submission. If you do not receive a ballot or have difficulty completing the form, please contact Chris at Once you affiliate through the link above, you will receive an annual reminder to renew your affiliation with SRI.


Thank you,
Kari Thierer, Heidi Vosekas, Chris Jones, and Beth I Graham
On behalf of School Reform Initiative



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