Nechelle Sharpe, Ed.D
Joy in Learning | Cultivate Exceptional | Grow Strong | Co-Creation
"Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better."
Sharpe In Action
Leading With Design Thinking & Program Development
I specialize in leading with creativity, harnessing design thinking and program development to propel organizational success. With an eye for detail and a deep understanding of how complex systems work together, I develop initiatives that maximize growth potential. My skillset also includes problem-solving strategies designed to uncover solutions others may have yet to consider - bringing invaluable insights into play when setting team objectives. Anchored by my commitment to driving positive change within the organization, thought leadership, and dependable project management abilities, each goal is brought closer to realization every day.
Leading Through Program Management
I understand the essential role leadership plays and seek to be an example of providing clear goals and objectives. Leading through project management enables me to bring leadership and direction to projects, giving teams a sense of purpose. Providing a vision, and motivation, removing any potential roadblocks, and coaching inspires everyone to do their best work.
Academic House of Innovation
The Academic House of Innovation (AHOI) is an innovative think-tank and professional learning community harnessing the power of data science, design thinking and creative collaboration to bridge educational gaps stemming from race, socioeconomic status or instructional practices. Leveraging this competent team with diverse strengths united by a vision for improved student outcomes, AHOI seeks to empower teachers to co-create engaging learning experiences that cultivate critical thought.
The 50.2020 campaign was designed around the belief that every teacher and student has the potential to succeed and reach their goals at school this year. We have created the initiative to deliver optimistic messages of encouragement to inspire learners to pursue academic excellence. Our passion is for providing tangible strategies and resources for educators that can easily be adapted according to individual classroom needs, empowering teachers worldwide to achieve career success. Ultimately, our mission is to motivate children to apply themselves confidently and believe that whatever attempted endeavor can be overcome through hard work, perseverance, and optimism.
IRAAP Cycle of Learning
Through IRAAP, educators transform traditional instruction into an impactful journey that fosters greater content retention and application. IRAAP empowers students to build essential life-long learning skills by creating real-world problem-solving experiences. This innovative approach connects education and relevant contexts, enabling learners to gain a deeper understanding of the material while developing their ability to use knowledge in multiple scenarios.
Through the STEMtopia180 Intervention, scholars have the opportunity to explore STEM using their creativity, innovation, fine motor, and communication skills. STEMtopia180 allows all scholars to develop their frontal cortex while doing enjoyable activities. Without limits, this strategy will enable scholars to create solutions to everyday problems presented through literature, current events and fine arts. This strategy also will enable scholars to self-regulate emotions while problem-solving. Creativity, communication, innovation, reasoning, and problem-solving are the "Phonics" for STEM. Most students struggle with STEM and higher-order thinking in other content because of the disparity of these cognitive processes. Understanding this foundation, we must allow scholars multiple opportunities for failure-free exploration.
The JIL Project
The Joy In Learning Project seeks to cultivate a nourishing learning environment that sparks joy and excitement. Recent research has suggested a correlation between positive emotions, higher cognitive levels, and improved understanding of ideas (Thanos et al., 1999). When education is accessible in an engaging atmosphere - learners have the potential for tremendous growth as they uncover thrilling ''aha'' moments (Kohn 2004). Creating a warm and dynamic educational space can facilitate success through meaningful exploration with love.