Dr. Oglesby-Pitts (Education) recently published To Teach Like Mary: Getting it Right at First with Dorrance Book Publishing. The book is the first in a series of four small conversations. Oglesby-Pitts wrote the book based on interviews she conducted with Mary Craighead, a highly respected school teacher and administrator from the Nashville area. Oglesby-Pitts was first impacted by the teachings of Craighead as she was her first grade teacher at Head Elementary School. Mary Craighead, along with Sister Sandra Smithson, founded Smithson Craighead Academy, Metro Nashville’s first charter school, in 2003. Craighead died in the summer of 2008, but Oglesby-Pitts feels fortunate to have been able to glean wisdom from Craighead to share with others through these books.
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