Season 1, Episode 6
Classroom Success for the Year Ahead with Dr. Miriam Ortiz (9 minutes)
Dr. Miriam Ortiz, owner and chief consultant of K12 Matters, sits with Cheryl to share advice for making the start of the school year a success. Hear tips for setting clear objectives, using formative assessments at the beginning and throughout the year, and targeting your instruction to the needs of your classroom.
ABOUT DR. MIRIAM ORTIZ, Ph.D.
Dr. Ortiz obtained her Ph.D. in education and human development from Southern Methodist University in 2017 with a focus on Special Education and Response to Intervention. She is passionate about improving academic outcomes for children with or at-risk for disabilities, teacher training, and professional development, as well as assisting struggling readers of all ages.
ABOUT DR. CHERYL LUNDY SWIFT
Cheryl holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, distinguished educational leader, and has been recognized with multiple awards for her achievements. She served as the lead curriculum developer for Learning Without Tears’ Get Set for School’s Language and Literacy curriculum, which received an AEP Distinguished Achievement award. In 2017, Cheryl was awarded the Investor Bank’s Educator of the Year Award.