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Sean Duncan

Sean Duncan

Implementation Manager

 "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."

- James Baldwin


Education:
Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science, Loyola College Maryland

Masters of Education, Administration and Supervision, National St. Louis University
Nationally Certified School Psychologist, National Association of School Psychologist
Specialist in School Psychology, Nicholls State University

Years of DI Experience:
15+

Sean is an enthusiastic Direct Instruction teacher, administrator, coach, and trainer. He began his teaching career as a Teach for America corps member in New Orleans in 2004, working with 2-4 grade special education students with severe emotional disabilities prior to hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he was a founding teacher at KIPP Believe College Prep, then became the Dean of Students in 2009. Sean taught in Brooklyn for a year, returning to KIPP New Orleans as the Dean of Literacy Instruction in 2013. In this role, he developed professional growth and development plans for eight middle school ELA teachers and implemented Corrective Reading for targeted students on a schoolwide basis while completing his training to become a School Psychologist. In 2017, Sean began using his School Psychology training as the K-2 Literacy Achievement Manager for five KIPP New Orleans Primary Schools where he oversaw the implementation of Reading Mastery in grades K-2.  During this implementation, KIPP New Orleans saw a 100% increase in the number of students reading at the 50 percentile or above, while also reducing the number of students reading below the 10th percentile by 50%.  Most recently, Sean worked as a special education reading coach for Santa Fe Public Schools where he supported the training and implementation of Reading Mastery and Corrective Reading.

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