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This profile was last updated on 7/24/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Technical Assistance Coach

Phone: (513) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Detroit, Michigan, United States
EDWorks
One W. Fourth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MS
  • MA
  • New York University , School of Education
  • University of Connecticut
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Web References
Our Team | EDWorks | A subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks
edworkspartners.org, 24 July 2014 [cached]
Wendy Brannen
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Wendy Brannen
Our Team | EDWorks | A subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks
www.edworkspartners.org, 24 July 2014 [cached]
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Wendy Brannen Technical Assistance Coach
Wendy Brannen is a Technical Assistance Coach with EDWorks working in New York with early college high schools. Immediately preceding her current assignment, Brannen worked in Detroit, MI, at EDWorks schools with focus on supporting systemic whole school reform using collaborative leadership and learning community models, incorporating equitable instructional and relational approaches to increase student achievement as measured by a variety of authentic assessments and standardized tests.
Read more about Wendy Brannen
Wendy Brannen | Ed Equity Oregon
www.edequityoregon.com, 12 Nov 2012 [cached]
Wendy Brannen
Wendy is an independent facilitator currently assigned for the last two years to EdWorks LLC, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks, as a Technical Resource Coach in Detroit, MI with focus on supporting systemic whole school reform using collaborative leadership and learning community models, incorporating equitable instructional and relational approaches to increase student achievement as measured by a variety of authentic assessments and standardized tests. Additionally, she conducts instructional professional development sessions for their Early College HS partnership with Suny College, NY. For six years prior, she contracted with KnowledgeWorks on their OHSTI urban high school conversion initiative as a Transformational Coach.
Wendy Brannen
She is a National Trainer for School Reform Initiative having conducted Critical Friends Group, Facilitative Leadership, Equity Based Critical Friends Group trainings in Chicago, Houston Independent School District, Virginia Beach, NC New Schools Project, Ypsilanti, MI, Cleveland, OH and Indianapolis, IN. For Atlas Communities, she has facilitated several Looking At Student Work sessions in NYC high schools. Her work as a National CFEE (Coaching For Educational Equity) Facilitator, with work experience in Oregon and Indiana characterizes her real passion; facilitating equity focused sessions.
She has in the past served on multiple boards in NYC and Stamford, CT, all community focused; she is currently serving on the School Reform Initiative (schoolreforminitiative.org) and QED (qed.org) Board of Directors.
nuatc.org • About NUA
www.nuatc.org, 4 Sept 2009 [cached]
Wendy Brannen, MS, MA
Wendy Brannen, MS, MA grew up in Brooklyn, New York surrounded by great family and friends. They looked out for each other and were perhaps the reason why she is involved in her current work. She has always wanted to become a teacher so she attended New York University, School of Education. Later she attended the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT campus. She has taught English, Journalism, Social Studies and Reading in middle schools. Her primary educational experience, by choice, was in urban schools.
Ms. Brannen has also worked in the corporate world holding positions in sales, project management, marketing, event planning, and training and development. The latter gave her the opportunity to return to her true love of facilitating.
Ms. Brannen is a national facilitator for the National School Reform Faculty and a member of their Advisory Council. This assignment has given her the opportunity to facilitate many Critical Friends Group and Facilitative Leadership sessions in various school districts such as Upsilanti, Michigan, Houston (HISD), Austin (AISD), Virginia Beach and the North Carolina New Schools Project to name a few.
As an African American woman, she is most proud to be a part of the Coaching For Educational Equity (CFEE) Consortium which was originally co-constructed by coaches from BayCES and NSRF. They delivered the pilot in Sonoma CA. CFEE focuses on the disruption of inequities within educational practices and personal beliefs. They continue their commitment to refining the content of the workshop and facilitative practices to eliminate the disrupting inequities within the school systems.
Ms. Brannen is a coach on the KnowledgeWorks OHSTI initiative in Ohio which involves converting large urban high schools into small schools. KnowledgeWorks is the first non-profit to receive Gates monies on a statewide level. She have been involved with them for six years as a coach to transform leadership and instructional practices, leadership development, literacy, student leadership and training.
Additionally, Ms. Brannen coach for Black Alliance for Educational Options. This organization focuses on charter schools, each formed around a theme and utilizing project-based learning. As a coach she designs professional development and coaching strategies for the schools. She has always been interested in the community and have served on a variety of boards such as The United Way of Stamford, The Coalition of 100 Black Women (National), Child Care of Stamford, CT, and Working Playground, Inc. in NYC.
She is pleased to be aligned with National Urban Alliance as the mission and goals, which emphasize a positive focus and belief in urban youngsters, is what has drawn her to become a part of the organization.
Wendy Brannen, MS, MA w_brannen@nuatc.org
Wendy Brannen | TEAM | OUR WORK | EDWorks | A subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks
www.edworkspartners.org, 24 July 2014 [cached]
Wendy Brannen
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Wendy Brannen
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Wendy Brannen
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Wendy Brannen is a Technical Assistance Coach with EDWorks working in New York with early college high schools. Immediately preceding her current assignment, Brannen worked in Detroit, MI, at EDWorks schools with focus on supporting systemic whole school reform using collaborative leadership and learning community models, incorporating equitable instructional and relational approaches to increase student achievement as measured by a variety of authentic assessments and standardized tests. Prior to that she contracted with KnowledgeWorks for six years on their OHSTI - Gates foundation urban school initiative.
Brannen is a National Trainer for School Reform Initiative having conducted Critical Friends Group, Facilitative Leadership, Equity Based Critical Friends Group trainings in Houston, Virginia Beach, NC New Schools Project, Ypsilanti, MI, OHSTI, Cleveland OH and Indianapolis, IN. For Atlas Communities, Wendy has facilitated several Looking At Student Work sessions in NYC high schools. Her work as a National CFEE (Coaching For Educational Equity) Facilitator, with work experience for Lewis and Clark College in Eugene, OR and Goshen College, Bloomington, IN. characterizes her real passion; facilitating equity focused sessions.
She has in the past served on multiple boards in NYC and Stamford, CT, all community focused; she currently serves on the School Reform Initiative and QED Board of Directors.
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