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School Improvement Winters Mill High School Westminster, MD 2010-2011


What is school improvement? • A continuous process • A way to look reflect on practices within the school • A way to engage the community in the success of the school • Reflective


Organization • School Improvement Team – Charged with guiding improvement initiatives – Required in each Maryland public school – Meets monthly to review data and discuss progress – Includes… • Administration • Teachers • Parents • Students


SIT at Winters Mill • Administration – – – – –

Ruthanne Kenney, Principal Joe Guerra, Asst. Principal Brett Kanther, Asst. Principal Ruby Kimbrow, Asst. Principal Greg Knill, Academic Facilitator

• Parent Representative – Karen Proctor (Retired Teacher)

• Student Representative – Lauren Franklin (Future Educators of America)

• Teachers – – – – – – – – – – – –

Jared Wastler, Chair Mary Butler Col. Martin Compton Amy Day Ray Elliott Gail Faust (Media Center) Chris Lesh Christina Mohlhenrich (Guidance) Diana Pool Kacey Reid Lois Tiffany Mark Young


School Improvement Process SIT Reviews Data (Assessments, Feedback, Observational)

Issues and Root Causes Identified (What is the underlying issue?)

Action Steps Determined (Specific Actions for Improvement)

Action Steps Implemented (What can we do to fix it?)

Progress Reviewed (Ongoing Data and Observations)

Next Steps Determined (Continue, Adapt, or Abandon?)


Current Goals • Improve performance on… – High School Assessments – Advanced Placement Exams – PSAT/SAT/ACT

• Promote college and career readiness • Increase attendance rates • Ensure 100% graduation rate • Promote health and well-being

School Improvement Presentation  

School Improvement Presentation

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