Team Specialist, Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences
Equity and Collaboration
“Through her role as a team specialist at Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences, Shawanda Buggs constantly exemplifies the Shared Core Values of Equity and Collaboration.
She created a schedule for her team that not only honors them as professionals when building their portion of the following week's lessons, but also honors the spirit of collaboration by coming together to create differentiated access points for all ELLs, SpEd and GT/HGT students.
Shawanda used her small group instruction expertise to lead a 3-5 week SGI PD and gave teachers the opportunity to graduate early to better focus on teachers who needed additional support. Shawanda constantly communicates with her families and created a grade-level and content-specific newsletter to ensure all sixth-grade families are ‘in the know.’ Because she knows not all families are on email, she takes the time to call families and host in-person meetings outside of regular parent teacher conferences. Shawanda truly is a Team DPS player!
Mamie Howard, Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences