About The Rodel Teacher Council

The Rodel Teacher Council is a group of teacher-leaders from across the state of Delaware. We’re thinking bold, we’re thinking big, and we’re thinking about the next five years—looking at opportunities from the school, district, and state levels. We represent all three counties in the state (New Castle, Kent and Sussex); we teach in traditional pre-K – 12 schools, charter schools, and vocational schools. And we represent all core academic content areas and grade bands, special education, and early learning.

The Rodel Teacher Council was formed in September 2013. As a venue to elevate the voices of Delaware’s teachers, the Council of sixteen champion teachers has focused its attention on personalized learning. By meeting with national leaders, visiting exemplary schools in the US, and piloting personalized learning in their own classrooms, the council hopes to scale personalized learning across the state. The Rodel Teacher Council’s Blueprint offers teachers, school leaders, and policymakers action steps to expand the use of personalized learning in the First State.


Back row, left to right: Kacie Versaci, Kathleen Olenderski, John Strong, Corryn Nikodemski, Paul Ramirez, Michelle Cotter Morton, Peter Demyan, Sharon Hardnett, Paul Herdman (CEO, Rodel Foundation of Delaware), Jennifer Hollstein, Tim Brewer, and Matt Korobkin (zenior program officer, Rodel Foundation of Delaware); Front row, left to right: Michelle Wilson, Patricia Dallas, Michele Johnson, Jennifer Lougheed, Robyn Howton, and Melissa Tracy

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