Six federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant recipients from diverse locations around the nation discuss effective measures for implementing education reforms through TIF -- and their impact on teacher quality and student achievement. Hosted by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), the panel coincided with the release of the report, Performance-Based Compensation: Design and Implementation at Six Teacher Incentive Fund Sites (PDF), by Jonathan Eckert, Ed.D, a professor of education at Wheaton College, IL, and former U.S. Department of Education teaching fellow.
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Jonathan Eckert, Ed.D, moderator
Dennis Dotterer, Executive Director, SC TAP, South Carolina Department of Education
Amy Holcombe, Ph.D, TIF Coordinator, Mission Possible, Guilford County Schools, NC
Roseanne Lopez, TIF Grant Director, Amphitheater Unified SD #10, AZ
Claudia Perez, Mentor Teacher, Pan American Academy, Philadelphia, PA
Michael Savage, Principal, Audelia Creek Elementary School, Richardson ISD, Texas
Andrea Thomas-Reynolds, Ed.D, CEO, Algiers Charter Schools Association, LA