Willowbrook English Department Head selected for Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellowship

Willowbrook English Department Head Dr. Portia Ransom (pictured above) has been chosen for the Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Illinois teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession. 

Dr. Ransom is one of 25 educators selected from Illinois for this yearlong honor. Teach Plus is a national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering excellent, experienced and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity and student success. 

Policy Fellows come together in person at least twice a year for policy and advocacy training. They also meet virtually once a month as a full cohort and in smaller groups, where they discuss issues they are passionate about and collaborate with peers to make change for Illinois students. 

For more information, go to https://teachplus.org.