Philippe Ernewein, MA

 
Experience
Director of Education
{June 2013 - Present: Denver Academy, Colorado}
  • Coordinate, organize & facilitate teacher in-services, workshops, annual retreat & summer training sessions
  • Communicate with Board of Trustees, parents, students & education professionals on programmatic topics
  • Manage department chairs, learning specialist & director of summer programs
  • Review current research in education, integrate research into Denver Academy model & sponsor initiatives in major program change
  • Present on educational topics at local, state-wide, national & international conferences
  • Support teachers through observations and consultations
 
Dean of Faculty Development and Training
{July 2008 – June 2013: Denver Academy, Colorado}
  • Coordinate, organize & facilitate teacher in-services, workshops, annual retreat & summer training sessions
  • Communicate with Board of Trustees, parents, students & education professionals on programmatic topics
  • Manage department chairs
  • Collaborate with Program Director and Deans on topics including curriculum changes, teacher advancement & hiring
  • Present on educational topics at local, state-wide, national & international conferences
  • Support teachers through observations and consultations
  • Continuing duties & roles as Cross Country Coach & Chaco Canyon Experiential Lead Guide

 

Literacy Specialist/Curriculum Coordinator 
{Summer 2007 & 2008: Teach For America Institute, Philadelphia, PA}
{Summer 2009 & 2011: Teach For America Institute, Atlanta, GA}
{Summer 2012: Teach For America Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Delivered training sessions to corps members (groups varying from 50 to 80)
  • Provided direct instruction on the fundamental framework of effective, research-based classroom practices to corps members
  • Collaborated with school team members to make decisions on how to best meet corps members’ needs
 
Facilitator with Dr. Audrey Sprenger: Jack Kerouac Wrote Here, Crisscrossing America Chasing Cool
{January 2008}
  • Taught traveling by train on an 8-day, cross-country sociology & documentary making class
  • Students turned Kerouac’s On the Road into a map & followed it through: San Francisco, Denver, New York and all the road in between
  • Conducted conferences, tours and lectures during this highly intensive learning experience
  • Student documentary projects submitted to gallery exhibit: Jack Kerouac’s America, 50 Years Old

 

Head of Core Knowledge HS (2002-2008)/High School Teacher (1997-2008)
{1997-2008: Denver Academy, CO}
  • Full classroom responsibilities: High School English, Literature; Character Education
  • English Chair, Cross Country Coach, Chaco Canyon Experiential Lead Guide
  • Managed eight teachers in the model of school within a school;
  • Facilitated weekly meetings and conducted observations, maintained daily communication with parents
  • Teacher Training: led workshops, in-services & on-going teacher evaluations
  • Committees: Technology, Retreat (1997, 2000, 2008-2011), LDAC Liaison (1997-2003, 2009-2010), Building Community (2006-2008)

 

Interpretive Park Ranger
{6/1996-12/1996: Chaco Culture National Park, Nageezi, NM}
  • Member of Student Conservation Association committed to protecting and preserving the environment
  • Seasonal position, led tours, managed Visitor Center, provided evening fireside chats, chopped wood, and supervised backcountry trails

 

High School Special Education Teacher/Teach For America Corps Member
{1994-1996: East St. John High School, Reserve, LA}
  • Member of national corps of teachers committed to teaching in urban and rural public schools, and become lifelong leaders in pursuit of educational excellence and equity
  • Teach For America's mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our country's most promising future leaders in the effort
  • Full classroom responsibilities in a behaviorally disordered/ emotionally disturbed classroom, Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach, founded student literary magazine “Project Poetry”
 
Education
1999-2003: University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO
  • Masters in curriculum and instruction; teaching secondary English focus
  • Graduated Cum Laude
1994-1996: Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
  • Special Education degree to maintain emergency teaching license
  • Courses in meeting the needs of students with special needs
1992-1993: University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Junior Year Abroad
1990-1994: Longwood College, Farmville, VA
  • B.A. in Modern Languages
  • Presented Senior Thesis at National Collegiate Conference, Austin, TX
  • Radio Disc Jockey
  • Graduated Cum Laude
 

 

Publications: complete listing can be found here
 
 
Recognition
10/2017: Council For Learning Disabilities
  • Floyd G. Hudson Service Award
6/2017: Colorado Council For Learning Disabilities
  • Professional of the Year
11/2016: Teach For America Alumni Fellowship 
  • Schools To Learn From
5/2007: Wings of the Future Award, Denver Academy
  • Excellence in educational leadership
8/2006: Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education Nomination
  • Recognizes outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education
5/2001-2008: Denver Academy, Denver, CO
  • Nominated each year, Teacher of the Year
5/2000: Denver Academy, Denver, CO
  • Teacher of the Year
5/1995: East St. John High School, Reserve, LA
  • Teacher of the Year
8/1994: East St. John High School, Reserve, LA
  • Teacher of the Month
 
Professional Memberships/Board Memberships
Celebrate EDU, Board Chair (2013 - present)
Words Beyond Bars, Advisory Board (2012 - 2015)
National Council of Teachers of English: www.ncte.org
Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development: www.ascd.org
Colorado Language Arts Society: www.clas.us
Learning Disabilities Association of Colorado (1997 - 2012)
City of Englewood, CO Library Board (appointed position: 2010 - 2014)

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