I began working at the East Chicago Lighthouse campus in the Fall of 2017 and I am new to the Charter school arena. I worked for SCEC for many years and I sincerely respect the work that EC teachers do in every arena; public, charter, private. If you have committed yourself to the growth of our kids, I appreciate you. I grew up in East Chicago and became a teacher to teach here so I am very mindful and very careful when I speak about any EC school. I find these things important to mention up front. As an EC teacher, what I find very impressive about our EC Lighthouse school are two things that matter most to every teacher. 1. Culture 2. Admin
A teacher cannot do his / her job without a positive and productive culture and without the support of admin. What has been uniquely different about my experience has been the dedicated staff of our "Culture Team". Yes! This school has dedicated staff whose purpose is to support classroom teachers with student behavior. As a teacher, you have a team who is available daily and who is actively engaged daily. The second most important factor in a teacher's success is the school administration. The two administrators who currently lead that campus meet with teachers frequently. They are very visible, very supportive and very available. Every teacher I know just wants to "get it right" and have a successful school year. I believe East Chicago Lighthouse Academy is a chance to get it right.
Administration and Culture Team / Staff