The Teaching Foundations program is designed to support the growth and success of all teachers—particularly those in their early years at independent schools—by focusing on foundational areas of classroom teaching.
Sessions are organized around designing curriculum, developing pedagogical techniques, creating effective classroom environments and cultures, building successful professional relationships, and sustaining a career in teaching.
Led by four master teachers and administrators, and featuring special guest speakers and presenters, this respected program provides participants with personalized attention and specific grade-level/instruction. Emphasis is placed on using best practices for lesson planning, classroom management, and assessment as well as on developing communication skills, cultural competencies, and confidence as an advisor and leader. Even seasoned teachers find useful tools and benefit from the opportunity to work with top educators in a supportive, inclusive atmosphere.
For attendees traveling from out of town we have reserved hotel blocks in the following hotels. Information on how to reserve a room is below.
The Kimpton Buchanan
1800 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Rate: ($299 + taxes)
Click here to reserve a room or call 1-800-Kimpton or 1-415-921-4000. Must book 30 days before event.
The Chancellor Hotel
433 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Rate: ($229 + taxes)
Contact the Chancellor Hotel by phone 800-428-4748 (within U.S. and Canada) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a room. You must mention you are with the CATDC Group to get the group discount. Must book before June 16, 2016.
has been teaching Humanities, Literature, and Religion/Philosophy at The Bay School of San Francisco since fall of 2005, after teaching Humanities and English at C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento. Lori also coordinates Teacher Development seminars, in-house professional development, for Bay faculty and has begun a Teaching Fellows program that will be entering its second year. This will be Lori’s fourth year as a co-facilitator/teacher leader in Teaching Foundations, a program that brings her joy and professional rejuvenation.
is a multi-disciplinary teacher and faculty leader with over fifteen years of experience in the classroom. She received her BA in Social Studies from Harvard University and her teaching credential from Cal State. Rachel currently teaches high school Humanities at The Bay School in San Francisco; she also brings recent experience as a faculty leader and music specialist at Live Oak School. This will be Rachel’s third year as a co-facilitator in Teaching Foundations.
is a veteran educator and lifelong learner with a degree in developmental psychology and a multiple subjects credential. In her tenure at Head-Royce she has held many leadership positions including lead teacher, Dean of Faculty & Students in the summer program, Intern Teacher program director as well as her current role as Assistant Head of Lower School. She believes in skillful and effective communication as a means to foster strong, positive relationships and authentic dialogue. Leslie lives in Alameda and enjoys time with her family and island walks with her dog, Coconut.
is the Middle School Director at Redwood Day School in Oakland. Prior to joining Redwood Day in 2003, Jim taught 7th/8th grade math and social studies for two years. He was first hired at RDS as the 6th grade math and science teacher, and two years later, became our 7th/8th grade math teacher. In addition to 11 years of teaching experience, Jim has also served as a Middle School advisor for nine years, Middle School dean for six years, and as a faculty representative to the Board of Trustees for two years. Jim holds a B.A. in History from Eastern Nazarene College and an M. Ed in Educational Administration from St. Mary’s College.