Support the IRT on PA Giving Day – March 27

PA Giving Day is an opportunity for all in the Andover community to support the program that means the most to them. Last year on Giving Day, 67 individuals donated to the IRT, making it one of the most popular designations across the Academy! IRT donors’ generosity, combined with the power of matching funds, supported 8 IRT scholars in full.

Please join us again this year in support of the IRT. Challenge match funds will be offered, multiplying each individual’s impact. The IRT relies on annual gifts to meet its operating costs each year.

Every. Gift. Matters.

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Call for Submissions!

Help us Curate Content for a Black History Series on the IRT Blog

The IRT is interested in learning how educators recognize the history, events, and individuals that shape Black History not only in February but year-round. We will be working on publishing a series of posts on the blog and need your help!
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In Memoriam: Maryori Conde, IRT ’17

By Leislie Godo-Solo, IRT ’91
Education Programs Specialist, IRT

I first met Maryori Conde in November of 2016 during our discussion about her interest in IRT. During our short interaction, it was abundantly clear that she was tremendously passionate about educational access and teaching—she embodied the term educator. She became a teaching fellow at Breakthrough Providence and integrated social justice concepts into the curriculum which she taught to seventh graders. Carlon Howard, co-director of Breakthrough Providence states that“she was a very caring and passionate person, someone who believed in our mission.  Someone who always had a positive demeanor about herself, who always came with a smile.”

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Profile: Brighid Dwyer, IRT ’01

Redefining networking
I used to think of networking as a “dirty” word that conveyed images of people wearing stiff suits, holding cocktails, and pretending to be someone they are not in order to get a job or secure money for a business deal. While this is still a pervasive image that comes to mind when I think about networking, the IRT has caused me to think about networking in much more applicable, authentic, and holistic way. This is because the IRT focuses on the authenticity of the network, not the false pretenses that come with hollow actions of networking.

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University of Washington Joins the IRT Consortium

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The IRT is very pleased to announce that the University of Washington (UW) has joined our consortium. The UW offers more than 110 graduate degrees through 370 graduate programs, from master’s degrees for people launching or continuing their careers to doctoral degree programs for those pursuing academic, research or professional careers. Additionally, the University of Washington College of Education offers a range of graduate and professional degrees for future teachers, researchers, leaders and policymakers. Located in Seattle, the College is dedicated to transforming inequitable systems of education to create just, sustainable and culturally-thriving democracies by engaging in dynamic, collaborative partnerships, practices and research.

“We extremely excited about our budding partnership with IRT. A number of our faculty have worked with IRT students through other institutions. They rave about them. We think the students will find UW an excellent place to take the next steps in their education. This is a win-win!”

Patrick Sexton, Assistant Dean of Teacher Preparation
University of Washington