Underwood_Final Project Report.docx - John Underwood EDLR 5311 Summer 2015 Campus Plan for New Tyler Public School The following is my initial

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John UnderwoodEDLR 5311Summer 2015Campus Plan for New Tyler Public SchoolThe following is my initial observation and evaluation of New Tyler Public School along with my campus improvement plan as I take over as principal. Campus Strengths:The faculty chose to be on this campus. This creates a sense of ownership & pride for the campus.The student-to-teacher ratio is 14:1. This should allow for more individualized instruction.The teaching staff is well balanced in terms of experience with about half the staff having 6-20 years of experience. Approx. 40% of the staff has been teaching less than 5 years. This is a good combination of experience and possibly fresh ideas from the newer teachers.The staff has been well trained in the new curriculum platform along with classroom management & discipline. The faculty does a good job of classroom management.The majority of the faculty are doing a great job with only a few “underperforming,” according to the previous principal. Areas of Concern:A large portion of the student population are At-Risk, Economically Disadvantaged, and/or English Language learners. Nearly 80% of the students are in need of accelerated math and/or reading instruction.The previous year’s STAAR results were low: Reading 65%, Math 69%, Science 59%, and Social Studies 68%.Underperforming staff were not provided with necessary professional development or growth plans to enhance their performance. Lack of continuity by previous administrative staff in regard to personnel management for struggling staff members.Instructional Beliefs- I believe……that learning should be a collaborative experience in which students can share ideas, gain insight from their peers, and receive feedback in a safe and positive environment in order to deepen understanding and learning.…that learning should be put into the hands of the students in order for the educational experience to be student-centered allowing each child to achieve his/her cognitive potential.
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