Whitney (Bradley) Weathers, is an Assistant Principal in the Denver Public Schools system. With just under ten years of experience as a teacher and teacher leader, she is passionate about teaching and learning as vehicles for change. She is a graduate of Nashville State Community College, Tennessee State University, and Vanderbilt University. She moved to Denver from Nashville, TN in 2016 after working in the Nashville Public School system. During her time in Nashville, she received numerous teaching awards and accolades, which include Teacher of the Year for the Metro Nashville Public School System (2015) as well as Regional Teacher of the Year for Middle Tennessee (2015).
Her work with teacher leadership has been featured on NPR and she was also recognized by Vanderbilt University for her work with new teachers through the teacher leadership model. She presented at the NCTE (2015) conference on ways to incorporate social justice curriculum into diverse classrooms and she recently worked as a consultant for Vanderbilt University on the implementation of the co-teacher model in low performing schools. Her current work as AP of Teaching and Learning focuses heavily on ensuring academic equity through the strategic use of teacher leadership and collaboration. She is married with three children.
Areas of Expertise
Engaging African-American Learners
Instructional Leadership Development
Activities, Affiliations & Accolades
Teacher Leadership in turn around schools
Vanderbilt Study: https://news.vanderbilt.edu/tag/whitney-bradley/
Local and Regional Teacher of the Year: https://mnpschildrenfirst.com/2015/03/18/bailey-stem-magnet-middle-teacher-wins-tennessee-regional-teacher-of-the-year/
Action Research for Vanderbilt:
STUDY TITLE: Looping, Loving, and Literacy: A Study on the Impact of Multi-Year Grouping on Literacy in an Urban Middle School Setting (Master’s Thesis)
Delta Sigma Theta
Sigma Tau Delta
English Honors Society
National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)