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Grace Sammon

     Grace Sammon is a nationally known speaker, trainer, facilitator, workshop presenter, and author. Grace specializes in developing creative linkages and collaborative efforts between schools and business, establishing and developing high school career academies; designing and implementing school-to-work transition programs for youth; youth leadership summits, delivering teacher and school personnel training; writing thematic curriculum for elementary and middle schools; and assistance with non-profit organization management.

      Her other areas of expertise are in school reform centering around small learning communities and career academies; creating and managing work-based learning experiences for students in grades 4-12; and in developing effective school-community partnerships. Grace assisted in the development of a school-to career transition program for inner-city youth, which resulted in a 91% graduation rate in one of America’s most challenged public high schools. This work was featured on the PBS documentary “Across the River”.

      Ms Sammon has authored eight manuals on school-to career transition; created “Metro MANIA: The Great Train Ride Through Washington,” a board and street experience game to facilitate student use of public transportation. She also authored five integrated curricular pieces for use in middle schools; and a teen pregnancy prevention curriculum and training manual.

      With a special dedication to high school reform and career academies, she has focused much of her effort on high school career academies. She is the Co-Founding Director of the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC); and is currently assisting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Johns Hopkins University on two separate national career academy efforts.

Topics Include:

  • Organizatonal Change
  • Team Building
  • Student Employability Programs
  • Building Advisory Boards
  • Teaching Staff Development and Teacher Externships
  • High School Small Learning Communities

To request information on Grace Sammon, e-mail gsammon@educationspeakersgroup.com

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