Heroes – Ms. Golden

Thank you Ms. Golden! Despite the challenges faced this year, Ms. Golden continues to put the social and emotional needs of her students first, along with identifying their individual academic areas of support. Her consistent routines and positive reinforcement with her students helped build rapport and create a sense of normalcy. Ms. Golden is just another example of how kind …

Heroes – Ms. Shikitino

Thank you Ms. Shikitino! Despite the many changes, trials, and tribulations this school year, to say the least. Ms. Shikitino always rolls with the punches and puts students first. Whether partnering with parents and committing to community building, or seeking out virtual engagement and community building activities for her students, Ms. Shikitino has always put her students needs first during …

Heroes – Ms. Messing

Thank You, Ms. Messing! It is teachers like Ms. Messing who play a critical role in educating and shaping our children. They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated, and understanding professionals who help mold our children and guide them in positive directions.

Heroes – Ms. Negron

Thank You, Ms. Negron! Through your care for children, you continue to help mold your students and guide them in positive directions. Your kindness, patience, and willingness to “roll with the punches” is just another example of how hard-working and dedicated educators are.

Whistling Multilingual

As a Hispanic woman, I’ve taken in a lot of new learning from our organization’s DEI trainings. As educators and lifelong learners, I’m sure we have all embarked on our own self-reflective journeys. Most recently, I’ve widened my focus to reflect on the implications of the DEI work and how I support multilingual learners and their teachers.

Team Spotlight – Naimah Bilal

Today, our Team Spotlight series features our Chief Development and Strategic Communications Officer, Naimah Bilal. Naimah leads our fundraising and communications efforts across. She works every day to expand our organization’s visibility, engaging with supporters and advocates to deepen our impact in communities across all our regions. We sat down with Naimah to learn more about her CLI experience, what motivates her …

Team Spotlight – Jordanne Owen

Today, our Team Spotlight series highlights our Director of Multimedia and E-Learning Technologies, Jordanne Owen. Jordanne leads the production of our educational resources, print and online. She works every day to make a difference in the lives of teachers and students across the all our regions, ensuring our resources are available and accessible. 

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month will be here before you know it. CLI is excited to share our thoughts on how to honor and acknowledge this special month along with a booklist and some resources.

Team Spotlight – Claire Parker

Today, our Team Spotlight series highlights our Chicago Regional Manager, Claire Parker. Claire works every day to make a difference in the lives of teachers and students across the region. We sat down with Claire to learn more about her experience at CLI, what motivates her every day, and who are some heroes she has as we celebrate Women’s History Month.