We talk with Shirley Edwards about EBC High School for Public Service and the creation of an intentional educational community of students, teachers, parents, and East Brooklyn Congregations. Shirley Edwards was the founding principal. She came with a background as a teacher and a parent coordinator, and responded to parents’ desperation for a high school that would lead their children to success.
04:57-07:07 Why and how EBC High School for Public Service was created; the role of East Brooklyn Congregations
07:08-10:38 EBC HS as an ethical community
10:39-22:09 Advisories, strategy teams, relationships with the community
22:10-25:09 Recruiting and retaining teachers; building staff-student relationships
25:10-27:51 Teacher retention
27:52-36:17 Parent engagement
36:18-40:52 Community engagement, role of the churches