Goal Achieved 80+ % Proficiency!

Our 4th qtr end of grading testing results indicate 80+ % of our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are proficient. That may not be a big deal to some school leaders, but it is to us. We are a urban magnet school with 80+ percent of our student receiving free or reduced lunch. What we just accomplished kills the notion that poor students cannot learn. What it took was innovative teaching & learning combined with focused leadership, dedication and high expectations for all. Now we begin a new quest, The Common Core. I am excited as this will include more rigor and relevance. We will also implement a heavy dose of tech integration, to promote and demonstrate those higher order thinking skills. Sorry for the delay in post, but I will try to update more frequently. A lot going on, you know I’m sure. Feel free to leave a comment!

Still Winning!

Leadership Excellence Award to R.N. Harris administrative team that achieved the highest percentage of Scorecard Growth Goals for 2010-11. The school received a check from the Business Advisory Council for $2,500 for leadership development.
Pictured:R.N Harris Elementary Integrated Arts and Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary School, with Principal Carolyn Pugh and Assistant Principal Adriese Williams.
Harris surpassed all but one of their growth goals in reading and math, made High Growth on the ABCs and met 100% of their AYP goals. RN Harris’s overall percentage of goals met was 70.8 percent. Read more here

New iPhone App for Future School Admins!

Developed my 1st app for helping future school leaders successfully prepare for the ETS SLLA exam, School Leaders Licensure Assessment. Promo codes to the first 10 who retweet this
A quiz App to help future school administrators prepare for the ETS School Leaders Licensure Assessment, SLLA. The 5-50 multiple-choice questions simulates the ISSLC (Interstate School Leaders License Consortium) standards for School leadership. Includes opportunities to connect with current school leaders, RSS feeds ,videos and allows questions to be submitted on school leadership. Quiz is accurately scored and results can be emailed. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slla-exam-prep/id435382932?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4#