Charlotte has had a relationship with this school for the past
seven years. Initially she helped the staff develop systems
for aligning instruction with the CST and backwards mapping over
the course of the school year. Recently she has been
supporting grade level teams from the school with writing
instruction, and data walls. This school has truly closed
the achievement gap and received both California Distinguished
School and Title I achieving school awards in 2010.
Charlotte has been working with a number of elementary schools in
this urban district for the past 4 years. During this time
she has helped three Title I schools up over the 800 API target
set for all schools in California. In addition, Mckinley School
was able to get out of program improvement year 5–a feat that
was only accomplished by 23 schools in the state last year.
In the coming year, Charlotte will begin school wide
writing campaigns as well as maintain the focus on the Strategic
Schooling basics for all sites.
We are going into our third year with this central valley
district and the results have been outstanding. We
initially focused on the basics of Strategic Schooling with an
emphasis on curricular alignment to the CST. Last year we
launched a district-wide writing campaign and met with each grade
level team each trimester to analyze writing results and plan for
the next cycle of writing instruction. In the coming year we will
refine our work with writing and incorporate the new Common Core
Standards for writing into the instructional plans we develop.
You, as an individual, make a tremendous difference in the
lives of many, many people. Through your vision,
dedication, synthesis of “what matters most”
and simplification of the implementation process – it all
translates into improved academic performance – giving our
most needy students a chance at a successful future.
– Melinda Hennes, Superintendent, Atwater Unified School
We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with
Charlotte Knox. We have had many consultants, but she is truly
the best. She is down to earth, approachable, and her
strategies are very practical and actually make sense.
– Teacher, Atwater School District