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What are the Communities of Practice offerings for the 24-25 school year? Read below to meet one facilitator team. For more updates, visit our CoP page.

Ira Rigaud – AERDF

Meet your 24-25 CoP Facilitator

Ira Rigaud is the Associate Director of Implementation for Assessment for Good based in Oak Park, IL. As a former teacher, he is grateful for the opportunity to work with schools and communities to help them find ways to better serve their students. Prior to joining AFG, he was a Partners Success Director with Ellevation, a company that built software to serve English Learners throughout the country. He also co-led an elementary school as the Director of Operations at North Star Academy in Newark, NJ. He taught for eight years, most recently as a founding teacher at Ocean Hill Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn, NY, part of the Uncommon Schools network. He was a 2004 Teach for America Corps Member in the Bronx, and also worked for TFA training and developing new teachers as a curriculum specialist at TFA’s Summer Institute. Ira speaks Haitian Creole and received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor.

CoP Overview

Assessment for Good will develop asset-based formative assessment tools to eradicate the persistent gap in opportunity experienced by Black and Latinx learners, aged 8-13, in classrooms across the US.

Through achieving transformational improvements in how we understand and support wellbeing, AFG seeks to reduce negative and segregated learning experiences, improve educator decision-making, and improve learner outcomes across academic, emotional, and social domains.

Asset-Based Interventions for Whole Child Development: Lessons from Assessment for Good will be meeting at the following dates and times for 24-25 School Year (all ET). Unless noted all meetings are held virtually on Zoom.

  • October  TBD pm ET
  • November TBD pm ET
  • December TBD pm ET
  • January 30 (in person at The Renaissance Hotel – Nashville, TN)
  • February TBD pm ET
  • March TBD pm ET
  • April TBD pm ET
  • May TBD pm ET
  • May 29 (CoP WRAP Party)  3 – 4:30pm ET
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