By Jason B. Allen
EL Education, in collaboration with the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), is proud to announce Kolt Bloxson as a joint fellow with the GCSA Incubator and EL Education’s 2019 School Design Program. The EL Education School Design Fellowship supports innovative and entrepreneurial educators to design, launch, and lead new EL Education schools. The GCSA Incubator Program develops and supports high-quality charter schools throughout Georgia prior to their opening and throughout their first year of operation.
“I am so excited for the opportunity to learn how to design a school that embodies the balance of strong character, meaningful and worthwhile instruction, and high academic achievement evident at EL Education schools,” said Kolt Bloxson. “This fellowship is a launchpad to innovative ways to meet the needs of Georgia’s children and improve the educational outcomes for generations to come. I look forward to working with a community of family members, educators and stakeholders to launch a visionary school.”
During her fellowship, Kolt will complete a residency at Amana Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia, an award-winning credentialed EL Education school and GCSA member serving students in grades K-8. The residency, hosted by Amana Academy’s principal, Cherisse Campbell, will immerse Kolt in the EL Education model while partnering with school leaders for ongoing coaching and support. She will also have the opportunity to learn from EL Education school leaders from across the country. Simultaneously, Kolt will participate in the highly-competitive Georgia Charter Schools Association’s Charter Incubator program where she will receive support through the charter petition process and mentoring on charter school operations and governance. By collaborating, EL Education and Georgia Charter Schools Association will support Kolt in creating a school community that increases student achievement, builds student character, and prepares students for success in college and life.