Meeting 6 – 13 November 2018

OVERVIEW
- Last class!
- Looking ahead to the future of P2k
- Looking back on the past and the original P2K mission

MATERIALS
- Anthony Salerno Bio: Anthony is currently the Director of KIPP Through College at KIPP Austin Public Schools in Austin, Texas. In his role as Director, Anthony has built out college access and persistence programming to support all KIPP Austin students, alumni, and families on the pathway to and through college. During his tenure at KIPP Austin Public Schools, Anthony also had the opportunity to teach 8th grade American History at KIPP Austin College Prep during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years. Prior to his arriving at KIPP Austin, Anthony worked at New York City College of Technology at the City University of New York where he was the lead academic advisor and career counselor for a Title V program that helped place incoming freshman, the majority of whom were low-income and/or first generation students, into career-based learning communities to increase persistence and graduation. Anthony received a B.A. in English with a minor in Secondary Education from Brooklyn College. Outside of school, when he’s not running around the backyard with his three kids and border collie, Anthony can be found working in his garden or tackling woodworking projects in his garage.

TO DO
- Keep mentoring! Check in with Maretta/Quinn for updates
- Complete end-of-semester mentee reflection (in the syllabus)

Meeting 5 – 06 November 2018

Overview
- Refresher: Jill on where volunteers should be in their mentoring journeys (What KIPP is, who KIPP serves, what roles mentors have, how many visits mentors should have done)

- Special guest speakers: Sara Green-Otero, Chris Perez, and Nicole Franklin

Materials

Guest Speaker Bios

SARA GREEN-OTERO
I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Then in 2006 I graduated with my MSSW from the University of Texas.  Since graduating I have worked in child protective services, medical social work (adults and youth), juvenile probation and now in a school setting. I have been working as the middle school social worker at KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters for 6 years. I served in a leadership role as a community liaison for our Mental Health Team regionally for the past two years and am currently in a management position for three of the social workers on our KIPP Texas-Austin regional Mental Health Team.

CHRIS PEREZ BIO
My name is Chris Perez and I am originally from South Texas (Donna, TX). I received my bachelors degree in Mathematics and teaching certification at Texas A&M University. After college, I worked for Advise TX TAMU Chapter in Brownsville as a College Advisor. Then, I taught Algebra I & Geometry in Brownsville. I am currently in graduate school at Texas State and studying Developmental Education-Math Concentration. I am in my 5th year in working with KIPP as a College Counselor/Seminar Teacher.

NICOLE FRANKLIN

My name is Nicole Franklin, I am one of the few Austin’s original Austinites (born and raised). I am the mother of eight children, ranging from 27 to 11 years old. I have 15 years with the City of Austin at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as the Community Services Program Manager. I have had the pleasure of being a part of the KIPP family 16 years now with all of my children attending KIPP. I have truly appreciated the opportunity for me to join the KIPP family and growing with it.

To Do
- Read ANTHONY SALERNO BIO – Come up with questions to ask!

Anthony is currently the Director of KIPP Through College at KIPP Austin Public Schools in Austin, Texas. In his role as Director, Anthony has built out college access and persistence programming to support all KIPP Austin students, alumni, and families on the pathway to and through college. During his tenure at KIPP Austin Public Schools, Anthony also had the opportunity to teach 8th grade American History at KIPP Austin College Prep during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years. Prior to his arriving at KIPP Austin, Anthony worked at New York City College of Technology at the City University of New York where he was the lead academic advisor and career counselor for a Title V program that helped place incoming freshman, the majority of whom were low-income and/or first generation students, into career-based learning communities to increase persistence and graduation. Anthony received a B.A. in English with a minor in Secondary Education from Brooklyn College. Outside of school, when he’s not running around the backyard with his three kids and border collie, Anthony can be found working in his garden or tackling woodworking projects in his garage.

- Next class is our last class on November 13

- Keep GOING!!!! Your commitment/time is exactly what our KIPPsters need. Keep it up!

Meeting 4 – 09 October 2018

DISCUSSION OBJECTIVES

  • PlanTutoring: review sample essays and discuss strategies (Rohan, Maretta, Emily)

  • KAL: Discuss mentorship experiences, logistics, reactions, etc … (Jill, Quinn)

MATERIALS

TO DO FOR NEXT MEETING [NOVEMBER 06]

  • Research Guest Speakers (Sara Green-Otero, Christopher Perez, Nicole Franklin, Anthony Salerno…bios coming soon) and come up with one question to ask!

  • SARA GREEN-OTERO
    I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Then in 2006 I graduated with my MSSW from the University of Texas.  Since graduating I have worked in child protective services, medical social work (adults and youth), juvenile probation and now in a school setting. I have been working as the middle school social worker at KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters for 6 years. I served in a leadership role as a community liaison for our Mental Health Team regionally for the past two years and am currently in a management position for three of the social workers on our KIPP Texas-Austin regional Mental Health Team.

  • CHRIS PEREZ BIO
    My name is Chris Perez and I am originally from South Texas (Donna, TX). I received my bachelors degree in Mathematics and teaching certification at Texas A&M University. After college, I worked for Advise TX TAMU Chapter in Brownsville as a College Advisor. Then, I taught Algebra I & Geometry in Brownsville. I am currently in graduate school at Texas State and studying Developmental Education-Math Concentration. I am in my 5th year in working with KIPP as a College Counselor/Seminar Teacher.

  • NICOLE FRANKLIN

    My name is Nicole Franklin, I am one of the few Austin’s original Austinites (born and raised). I am the mother of eight children, ranging from 27 to 11 years old. I have 15 years with the City of Austin at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as the Community Services Program Manager. I have had the pleasure of being a part of the KIPP family 16 years now with all of my children attending KIPP. I have truly appreciated the opportunity for me to join the KIPP family and growing with it.


Meeting 2 – 11 September 2018

THEMES

• What makes a successful mentor?
• Visit from Grant Thomas and veteran P2K mentors

MATERIALS

Tips for a Successful Mentoring Relationship

COMING UP SOON

• October 2nd @ 7-9am. KAL MENTORS will visit KAL CAMPUS. Transportation to be arranged. Let me/Quinn know ASAP if you can't make this time. KAL MENTORS will not come to evening class on 10/02. PlanTutors will come to class as usual.

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE NEXT MEETING (SEPTEMBER 11)

• Do the readings if you haven’t!
• Submit Background Check Form

Meeting 1 – 04 September 2018

THEMES

• Getting to know classmates, student coordinators, Jill

• Understanding the history of the Plan II /KIPP Partnership (P2K)

• Discussing readings from Work Hard. Be Nice. and Outliers

• Identifying KIPP Austin's mission and culture via webpage

MATERIALS

• Link to KIPP Austin Webpage

Updated Course Syllabus (Attached)

COMING UP SOON

• October 2nd @ 7-9am. KAL MENTORS will visit KAL CAMPUS. Transportation to be arranged. Let me/Quinn know ASAP if you can't make this time. KAL MENTORS will not come to evening class on 10/02. PlanTutors will come to class as usual.

ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE NEXT MEETING (SEPTEMBER 11)

1) Self-reflection essay (KAL Mentors) Write about yourself, your interests, what kind of learner you are, your struggles, your challenges, etc. ONE PAGE. Email to Quinn collins.quinn@utexas.edu

2) PlanTutoring Questionnaire & Visit Availability & Carpool Survey (PlanTutors)

3) Background check paperwork (attached below, for EVERYONE) and scan and email to me.

4) Do the readings from summer if you haven't (Marita’s Bargain, Chapters from Work Hard Be Nice listed in the syllabus) !!!