Crescent: January: a shared Saturday “Half-Time
Huddle” with Root,plus five days of demo lessons, grade level
planning, walk-throughs, and principal coaching.
Fairview: Began in January after principal left
and a subsititute took over, with 4 days right away: Friday
Folders, test preparation, and a big awards assembly CST prep
Gordon: This staff was about 40% new hires this
year. Facilitated half-day “backwards mapping”, principal and
vice principal strategy sessions, and produced and printed
student binders/Friday Folders.
Root: January: a shared Saturday “Half-Time
Huddle” with Crescent plus two days of demo lessons.
Sheldon: Retreat in August, plus 6 days during
the year. Constant contact with principal. Had a challenging
group of teachers, particularly with upper grades; with 3
teachers leaving by the end of the year. The school is now poised
to make a big gain this year.