I have been sharing bits and pieces about this new venture that I have started. I am excited to share the new Learning For Life logo. Sometimes I wonder how I ended up being an elementary teacher because I do not like the typical things that are representative of elementary education. One example is primary colors. The original design of the logo was done in primary colors and I did not like it at all. I guess I have always marched to a beat of a different drummer. If you look at my career it definitely speaks to being quite different than the norm for most elementary teachers.

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I wanted to tell you about what I have been working on. I have been planning a virtual event to officially launch Learning For Life. The event will feature wonderful speakers that are going to share their expertise and insights about education based on their specific area. The focus of the event is student success. How students are on different paths but as educators we have to ensure that they the achieve the ultimate goal of success. I will be talking with school leaders, teachers that are having success, researchers around the topics of: ELL — English Language Learners, school culture, the achievement gap, child nutrition and the brain to name a few. I want to start introducing the guests.

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Anthony S. Muhammad, Ph.D.

Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years. Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal.

Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and Professional Learning Communities (PLC). His work has allowed him to work with schools in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, Africa, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Dr. Muhammad is a best-selling author. He is the author of the books Time for Change: The Four Essential Skills of a Transformational School Leader (2019); Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change (2015); The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach; Transforming Schools at Every Level (2011); Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division 2nd Edition (2017); and a contributing author to the book The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community (2008). He has published 26 articles in education journals and publications in seven different countries.

If you would like more information about the FREE Learning For Life Summit Event, please click the link below and get on my email list.

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

Frederick Douglass

The joy is in the journey!

Blessings and Peace,

Mary

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