Unleashing Literacy Potential: A Discussion with Cincinnati Superintendent Iranetta Wright
In this episode of Science of Reading Leadership, we had the pleasure of speaking with Iranetta Wright, the 28th superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. With over 25 years of experience in education, Iranetta shared valuable insights on the district's focus on literacy, particularly for English language learners (ELLs).
She discussed the importance of high-quality literacy instruction and the strategies employed to accelerate reading achievement for all students, emphasizing the significance of the SCIENCE OF READING in shaping the district's approach. From conducting over 1000 home visits to providing additional support to ELL families, Iranetta showcased the district's commitment to inclusive and effective literacy initiatives.
Join us as we delve into the inspiring work and thoughtful leadership strategies that are driving success for students in Cincinnati Public Schools.
00:00 Importance of aligned curriculum and tiered instruction.
06:18 Ensuring ELL families feel safe and engaged.
09:31 Identifying and connecting families to resources and services.
12:28 Supporting families through literacy, creating community bonds.
13:47 Addressing linguistic and educational challenges, supporting educators.
17:00 Supporting teachers, students and families for success.
20:50 Working with leaders, model expectations, monitoring classrooms.
23:56 Ensuring quality resources, providing support for newcomer students.
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