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About Dr. Shaun Nelms
Dr. Shaun Nelms is an author and prominent figure in the field of education and school transformation. He is the Vice President for Community Partnerships at the University of Rochester (UR) and author of Leading With Purpose: Empowering Others to Create Lasting Change. One of his notable achievements was creating and implementing a school transformation model for the lowest-performing school in the lowest-performing district in New York State. Dr. Nelms is also the Director for the Center for Urban Education Success (CUES) at the UR. Additionally, Dr. Nelms is the CEO of the Nelms Consulting Group, where he provides expertise and guidance on creating equitable school systems and effective administrative leadership.
About The LP: Literature in Practice
UnboundEd's goal is to instill the GLEAM™ (Grade-Level, Engaging, Affirming, and Meaningful) instructional framework into classrooms across the nation with professional development, curated programs, and now with a brand new podcast series, The LP: Literature in Practice. Host Brandon White interviews the authors of today’s thought-provoking educational literature and connects the text to GLEAM.
About Brandon White
Brandon White is a former middle school ELA teacher and Restorative Practices educator for the Rochester City School District. He has worked for seven years as a servant leader intern and site coordinator for Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Summer Literacy Programs in Rochester. He has also advocated for these practices through his participation in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Teacher Advisory Council and through providing professional development at BMGF-sponsored Elevate and Celebrate Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) Conferences.
- Presentation: Distributed Leadership- Sharing the Stage and the Work
- Article: How a university and a school district made change together by Valerie L. Marsh, Shaun C. Nelms, Sarah Peyre, and Joanne Larson
- Keynote: Shaun Nelms, Superintendent of East High EPO, speaks at NY EdTech Week
- Podcast: Shaun Nelms on his new book, "Leading with Purpose" on Connections