Describes a spontaneous relationship that has equal measures of mentoring, peer coaching, and teaming.

Author Biography

Nayantara Mhatre has been teaching sixth-grade social studies and language arts at Bank Street School for Children in New York City since 2006. She is a graduate of the Museum Education program at Bank Street College of Education.

Jill Stacy has recently joined the middle school team at the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning as a humanities teacher, and will represent her division on its leadership committee. Prior to moving to Denver, she taught at a number of schools in New York City including, until recently, the Bank Street School for Children. She is a graduate of Bank Street College of Education's Early Childhood and Elementary Education program (2003) and also received an EdM in its Advanced Literacy Specialization program (2009). Her master's project for the latter degree focused on documenting her role on the creation of a faculty council, a group of teachers joining together to ensure their voices were heard within the school's leadership team.



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