The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 caused negative effects related to the economy, families, and the public education sector; however, one system in Russell County emerged from the pandemic with stories to share. The purpose of this article was to describe an effective School Closure Plan related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russell County, Alabama. Guided by the system's superintendent, leaders, teachers, students, and guardians joined forces to navigate the unfamiliar roads of the health crisis while providing continued opportunities for students to learn in virtual and blended formats. With a focus on critical standards outlined by the Alabama State Department of Education, the students in Russell County excelled at collaboration, writing, communication, and feedback. Reporting the progress and growth of teachers and students during this time shares valuable insights with other systems in need of advice while navigating school closures amidst COVID-19.
Kilcrease, Adam PhD
"Bringing Out the Best of Leaders, Teachers, and Students in the midst of COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Russell County, Alabama,"
Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 9
, Article 25.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol9/iss1/25