Delaware Academy for School Leadership

The Two Sides of the Schoolhouse:
Academics and Care

Presented By

Kalyn McDonough

Kalyn McDonough, MSW
UD Doctoral Candidate
Biden School

Jackie Lee

Jackie Lee
DASL Leadership Specialist Director of Priority Schools

Sharon Pepukayi

Dr. Sharon Pepukayi
Assistant Superintendent Appoquinimink School District

Facilitated By

Dr. Sharon Brittingham, DASL Senior Associate Director

Chester Cox, DASL Leadership Specialist

Tracy Hudson, DASL Leadership Specialist

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A NO COST learning opportunity for policymakers, board members, school administrators, and school staff as they examine what schools can do to care for the health of their students.

The webinar series will focus on the “care” side of the schoolhouse, including Delaware data and promising strategies to address health inequities that impact our students’ ability to learn in the classroom. These strategies are focused on making the largest impact on the most number of students, thus, they are strategies for adapting the school environment, as well as changing socioeconomic conditions and factors. This webinar will provide useful information for decision-making among school leaders and state policymakers.





Webinar 1
The Intersection of Health and Education: Learning the Data to Inform Decisions to Promote Health Equity for Delaware’s StudentsCLICK TO VIEW RECORDING
Learn about Delaware’s Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners and Partners, why health equity is important, evidence of health inequities in Delaware and strategies for schools and policymakers to address these inequities. Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Webinar 2
Structural Racism as a Determinant of Health (and Educational) Inequities: Learning the Data to Inform Decisions to Promote Health Equity for Delaware’s Students of Color


Learn about the influence of structural racism on racial health (and educational) inequities in Delaware, and strategies for schools and policymakers to address racial inequities. Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration: While beneficial to participate in both sessions, it is not a requirement for the series. Please contact Tracy Hudson ( or Sharon Brittingham ( with questions or for additional information.


Resilience for teachers and learners during a pandemic

A free orientation to a free online PD offering for school leaders to use with their teachers.

Offered by Amy Pleet-Odle, Ed.D., Inclusion Focused Coaching
Facilitated by DASL

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST

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Previous Webinars / Recordings

Reimagining Teaching and Learning for the Fall: A Time for Vital Leadership

A Webinar Series Presented by University of Delaware Faculty Member Rachel Karchmer-Klein, Ph.D.

Facilitated By

Dr. Mark Holodick- DASL Senior Leadership Specialist

Tracy Hudson-DASL Leadership Specialist

A NO COST learning opportunity for principals and assistant principals as they reimagine and plan for the reopening of school in the Fall of 2020. This three-session program (one hour each from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm) is aimed at developing building level administrators’ knowledge base and skill set with virtual teaching and learning.





Identifying Expectations for the Next School Year

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Focus on instruction and student engagement July 23, 2020 11:00-12:00
Providing Students with Sound Instruction

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Focus on observing and supporting teachers with online instruction July 27, 2020 11:00-12:00
Leading Faculty in Digital Environments

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Focus on modeling best practices and online teaching July 29, 2020 11:00-12:00

Please contact Mark Holodick ( or Tracy Hudson ( with questions or for additional information.