Avé Tatum has been in education for 20 years, teaching in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, before relocating to Georgia in 2005, to teach for Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS). She has taught grades kindergarten through third. She has served as a district-level elementary English Language Arts facilitator, an instructional implementation specialist, and has served as coordinator of professional learning since 2015. In her role, she supervises the Clayton County Public Schools Teacher Academy of Preparation and Pedagogy (TAPP) Program, works with Clayton County Public Schools New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP), the Clayton County Public Schools Lead Mentors, and facilitates the Teacher Support and Coaching (TSC) Endorsement. Avé holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College, a specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree through American College of Education. Tatum is part of the Learning Forward Academy Class of 2020 and, in February, was named to the board of Learning Forward Georgia.
Hear from several practitioners about what new teachers are experiencing, how experienced teachers are feeling like new teachers in some circumstances, and what schools and districts are doing to support brand new and novice educators in virtual and hybrid settings.