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
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.
has taught English, Journalism, Social Studies and Reading in middle schools.
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.
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.
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