At the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, a professional learning community of master teachers and teacher residents ensures that a diverse group of students achieve their potential as accomplished learners, thoughtful citizens, and imaginative and inquisitive problem solvers through a demanding, inquiry-based curriculum. The standards-based curriculum and student goals are centered on the 4 I’s: Intellect, Inquiry, Imagination, and Integrity.
While working in the garden with preschoolers is an early step, it is laying a foundation for the tenets we hope they will carry on into their lives – tenets that apply broadly and lead to social justice for all.
Raven Robinson spent the 2017-2018 school year at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School as a Resident Teacher in one of our preschool classrooms. Raven is now in her third year as a prekindergarten teacher at Powell Elementary School, and serves as a grade-level lead teacher.
Maureen Young Ingram was a member of the founding faculty at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School. She taught the preschool Big Cats for nine years and is now a proud member of the ITDS Board of Directors.
Melissa Somerville joined the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School community in 2015 as a parent of a 2nd-grader and a 3rd-grader. She joined the staff of ITDS in 2016 as a first-grade teacher, where she’s been inspiring students ever since.