Who are we?
Vision: All schools are vibrant, inclusive ecosystems that ensure every student thrives in school, work and life.
Mission: Generation Schools Network co-creates healthy school ecosystems by partnering with educators, students, families and communities to elevate the education experience.
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The Curriculum Team
Meet the Generation Schools Network SEL & CCR experts who researched and developed the curriculum collections and professional development sequences.
Dr. Talma Shultz
Dr. Talma Shultz advocates for equitable education and youth development to ensure that every young person is prepared and able to draw from their strength, assets, and lived experiences to pursue their dreams. She has served as a curriculum designer for academic courses and Advisory social-emotional development, coached teams in creating and sustaining career-themed high schools to prepare students for college and career in traditional and alternative education settings, and established systems and tools for integrated student support. She has also trained and coached numerous teams to expand on their coaching skills to sustain their school reform efforts and taught Teaching for Social Justice courses in teacher preparation programs. She began her career as a Neurobiologist and pursued graduate studies in Psychology and Education. She weaves the science of learning (adults and youth), neuroscience, the arts, well-being, and a trauma-healing youth development framework in her work. Her passion is supporting youth to pursue their dreams.
Dr. Kim Reed
Kim joins the GSN team after serving as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, district data specialist, principal, instructional coach, and teacher. As principal, she led the turnaround of two schools, securing the California Distinguished Schools Award in one and building a national demonstration site for EL Education, a project-based learning model, in the other. Kim also led the development of the Portrait of a Graduate, a district curriculum map, long-term transfer goals, and performance tasks for her district. She organized stakeholders around an inclusive and coherent 3-year Local Control Accountability Plan framed around a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Kim received her doctoral degree from the University of California, San Diego, conducting her research on the way learning moves through teacher networks in a school turnaround effort. Her experience and research have served her well as she works with teachers, principals, and executive teams to build their capacity to lead lasting change. At GSN, Kim will continue working on school improvement efforts throughout Colorado and beyond.
Katie currently serves as a Senior Project Manager for GSN and supports innovative projects such as the Student-Centered Accountability Program (S-CAP) and Turnaround Leadership. In these roles, she manages complex projects and ensures outcomes are met that improve school districts and advance student achievement through deeper learning. She has helped create curricular units for use in GSN’s Advocacy Program, and conducts assessments of school's use of time and space, and advises on instructional best practices. Previously, she worked as a high school English teacher and administrator for a community school in Cincinnati, Ohio for six years. Katie brings extensive experience in teacher coaching and development, holistic school improvement, and building relevant and innovative programs for students to her role at GSN. Katie has also worked as an expeditionary learning trip leader for Bold Earth in Golden, Colorado, during which time she gained skills in alternative teaching and learning styles that benefit the students in intensive learning opportunities.