An old school LYSer (and first year principal) shares his end of year results:


The Foundation Trinity rocks Wyoming

As first year principal I did exactly what I told my Superintendent that I would do. My staff and I implemented the Foundation Trinity with singular focus, fidelity, and urgency. No buy in, just explain, train and do (just like you, Brezina, and Brown trained me).  Here are our year one results:

1. Attendance increased from 88% to 93% 2. Discipline referrals dropped nearly 50% 3. State Standardized Reading scores went up 11% 4. State Standardized Math scores went up 11% 5. ACT average score went from 19 to 21 6. 90% of our student received college credit on their AP tests (national average is 57%) 7. Six teachers decided to leave.

My unbiased opinion, the Foundation Trinity kicks ass in any state, district or school when done purposefully and with fidelity.

Forward, MARCH!

SC Response Yet another proof point that adult practice drives student performance.

Not funding, not demographics, not parents, and not a bunch of new teachers. Those things might make the work more or less difficult, but it is the work that is the difference maker.

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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