Dozier Honored with UAlbany President’s Award for Exemplary Public Engagement

Albany, NY (May 2017) – Dr. Cheryl Dozier, Literacy Teaching and Learning, received a University at Albany President’s Award for Exemplary Public Engagement for her Building Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Achievement/TLQP project with Albany City Schools.

The initiative, in its eighth year, brings teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, district staff members, faculty members and graduate students together in learning communities around specific areas of focus at each partner school in an effort to improve teacher preparation, enrich scholarship and enhance curriculum. Student achievement and community impact is evident as well. TLQP has led to a stronger emphasis on increased literacy practices and centers; community building within classrooms/across schools; socio-emotional health; global citizens who advocate for clean water/water safety; mindfulness practices; artists in residence and drama productions; community and family partnerships. Buildings have reported increased numbers of books read (fiction and non-fiction); fewer discipline referrals; increased family engagement; increased co-curricular involvement; and enhanced engagement for all learners.

Partners of the project include the Albany School of the Humanities, Nancy Andress, Capital Area School Development Association, Delaware Community School, Montessori Magnet School and the Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology.

Learn more in this TLQP project video.

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