Rick Fitzpatrick, principal at Rother Elementary School in Enterprise Elementary School District shares how his school has exited program improvement. He provides specific strategies he uses to facilitate the change process including gathering teacher input on a variety of topics and allotting frequent staff collaboration time. Rick also highlights his school’s continual analysis of data as well as celebrations that are held in the community.
TICAL’s Director Rowland Baker spoke with California State Superintendent Jack O’Connell and Administrator of the CDE’s Middle and High School Improvement Office (MHSIO) Rozlynn Worrall about Taking Center Stage—Act II (TCSII). They highlight this innovative web portal, developed by the MHSIO, that assists educators in lowering dropout rates, closing the achievement gap, and ensuring success for students in the middle grades. TCSII shares current information about best practices and encourages educators to collaborate and assist all of California’s middle grades students. You can download a transcript of this interview here.