Teacher Leadership

The most effective way to increase student learning is to improve teaching. We are committed to developing teachers through every stage of their career, empowering them as professionals for the benefit of our students.


The 1:1 technology initiative is a two-year pilot project intended to enhance learning in the classroom by giving students and teachers each their own device (iPad or Chromebook) to use in school and at home. Although students are receiving devices, this initiative is really about improving teaching and learning.

1:1 pilot overview


The 1:1 technology initiative is intended to provide students the opportunity to increase what they learn, how they learn, and when they learn by using technology they will own throughout an entire school year.  Teachers and principals of these students will join a network that will provide them with extensive opportunities to learn best practices in the use of 1:1 technology in instruction, as well as share what’s working and what’s challenging them in their own classrooms.

The 1:1 initiative is focused on 2 feeder patterns of schools:

  • The 4th and 5th  grade at Calvin Donaldson, the 6th and 7th  grade at East Lake Academy, the 9th and 10th grade at The Howard School.
  • The 4th and 5th grade at Red Bank Elementary, and the 9th and 10th grade at Red Bank High School.  The 6th grade at Red Bank Middle has sets of devices for use in 6th grade math and exceptional education classes.

Spring 2014 evaluation

Spring 2014 one-page summary


Fall 2014 evaluation

Fall 2014 one-page summary


Summer 2015 evaluation

Summer 2015 one-page summary

For more information on 1:1 contact:

Kate Skonberg STEM Programs Associate

423.648.4444 • kate@pefchattanooga.org