MACTE Presents ‘Rediscovering the Joy in Teaching’
This fall, the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) conference will take place under the theme, Rediscovering the Joy in Teaching: Recharging and Rebuilding, on October 25-26. To maximize opportunities to engage, session times will vary by day, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. each day.
The conference will highlight the ways in which educator preparation programs (EPPs) and PK-12 partnerships have been finding moments of success and inspiration during the unpredictability of the past 2 years. In addition, the conference will include designated sessions for deans/unit leaders, assessment directors, field experience directors, and certification officers that will provide opportunities for EPP faculty, administrators, and staff and PK-12 personnel to discuss issues and share solutions.
We are honored to have Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, superintendent of the School District of University City, as our keynote speaker addressing, Are the children well? Creating the educational space for all children to thrive academically and social-emotionally.
An outspoken advocate for equity, trauma-informed practices and student voice in education, Hardin-Bartley has served as superintendent of The School District of University City since July 2016. She was previously the assistant superintendent for human resources and leadership development for the Ritenour School District.
Hardin-Bartley is a native of St. Louis and grew up in north city. She is a graduate of Lafayette High School and has an undergraduate degree in elementary education and special education from Harris-Stowe State University. She earned an M.A. in Education Administration from Saint Louis University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Prior to Ritenour, Hardin-Bartley had a 15-year career in St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) where she served as chief human resources officer from 2007 to 2012. Previously, as a principal on special assignment, she helped SLPS strengthen its partnership with the St. Louis Science Center and improve the District’s focus on science and math instruction. She was the founding principal of Adams Elementary School, one of SLPS’ newly reopened schools.
Hardin-Bartley is a regional and national speaker on integrating health and well-being, student equity, restorative practices and student voice in the school community. She was a principal writer on state guidelines for trauma-informed schools through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.