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A champion for learning keeps students front and center

By Learning Forward
February 2018
Vol. 39 No. 1
How did you get involved with Learning Forward? At the Annual Conferences and other Learning Forward events, Honnick participated in professional learning led by former Executive Director Dennis Sparks and Senior Advisor Joellen Killion. “As soon as I met Joellen, I knew I wanted to be her when I grew up,” Honnick says. “I had to become more involved with this organization because I learned so much and was impressed with what I experienced.” After that, Honnick jumped in with both feet. “I joined the Academy, the Coaching Academy with Ann Delehant and her colleagues, and the New Jersey Affiliate board. I traveled to China as part of a delegation that included Shirley Hord and Bill Sommers to present at an international conference on educational

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Kimberly Honnick

Kimberly Honnick, principal at Barringer Academy of the Arts & Humanities in Newark, New Jersey, has been a part of Learning Forward since 2003. Then the director of curriculum and instruction, she joined Learning Forward to further her research on curriculum development and professional learning. In 2017, Honnick was awarded the Learning Forward Foundation’s The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning scholarship.

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