My name is Christian Ehrhart and I am an educator. My path into education was a windy one, and that pattern has continued as I continue to Christian_smgrow professionally. These prior non-traditional experiences in industry give me the opportunity to analyze trends in education from a different lens. For that reason, many years ago I could no longer accept mediocrity in my classroom. What began as a small learning experience to find research to help improve the achievement of my students turned out to be my defining educational philosophy. I am proud to say that since, each year my students have eliminated failure at the middle and high school levels, and demonstrate above average growth per year.
Any changes we seek as educators must occur with our most valuable resource – the people. Teachers taking on leadership roles will be the force that gives public education its strategic advantage. My hope is very participant gains insight into the theory, but can take away practical applications that they may implement within their own classrooms.
Christian has presented with Derrick at the 2013 & 2014 PETE&C Conference with FLIP to Incorporate a New Standard for Success. He has also been a repeat presenter at the Southern Region of PASCD Preservice Teacher Event since 2011. In 2014, Christian presented at the CAIU IPad summit and was honored by being named to the inaugural PASCD Emerging Leaders class.