Anthony Kim interviews author Dena Cushenberry about her new book, Vertigo: Transforming Teaching and Learning in Public Education, written with Leonard Burello. Dena Cushenberry is the former superintendent of MSD Warren Township in Indiana. COVID leadership shifted what school communities need. The destabilization of education is happening. Dena shares what this means and more in this interview.
The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township (MSD Warren) is an urban school district located on the east side of Indianapolis. MSD Warren serves approximately 12,300 students across 18 PK-12 school sites. In 2012, MSD Warren Township was the only Indiana district and one of only 16 districts in the United States to win the highly-competitive federally-funded Race to the Top grant awards. MSD Warren received a total of $28.5M to fund three key initiatives: personalized learning opportunities, alternative pathways to graduation, and culturally relevant PBIS and parent involvement strategies.