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TASD’s Fairview and Kilpatrick Elementary Schools Recognized for Excellence

Fairview and Kilpatrick Elementary Schools recently earned Highly Effective Schools Accreditation from Solution Tree. This accreditation is a significant achievement that reflects Fairview and Kilpatrick Elementary Schools’ commitment to reaching and maintaining the highest levels of educational quality, “and for going the extra mile for the learners they serve” according to Cameron Rains, VP of Strategic Initiatives for the nationally recognized Solution Tree organization.

Fairview and Kilpatrick earned this accreditation by maintaining and growing identified areas having the biggest impact on student learning and growth. These areas are directly aligned to the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC) process and the High Reliability Schools™ (HRS) framework.

PLCs are schools and districts that recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded professional learning for educators. The 3 Big Ideas of the PLC at Work process call upon educators to: (1) focus on learning, (2) build a collaborative culture, and (3) create a results orientation. In order to receive Highly Effective Schools Accreditation, schools must put a laser-like focus on the things that really matter and make a difference for students.

“We strive daily to make a lasting impact on our scholars,” commented Kilpatrick Principal Crystal Russell. “Our staff members are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to make sure our scholars succeed. Kilpatrick scholars work hard each day to become better than they were the day before.” Fairview Principal Bryan McDonald said, “I am really proud of the things our teachers have done with our PLC. This accreditation is proof of the hard work that they have done over the last 3 years.”

Congratulations to Fairview Principal Bryan McDonald and Kilpatrick Principal Crystal Russell on TASD’s Fairview and Kilpatrick campuses for earning another SUPERLATIVE of Excellence in Texarkana USA for all to celebrate!  

*Since 1998, Solution Tree has worked to transform education worldwide by empowering educators to raise student achievement. With more than 48,962 educators attending professional learning events and more than 5,500 professional development days in schools each year, Solution Tree helps teachers and administrators confront essential challenges. Solution Tree has a catalog of more than 500 titles, hundreds of videos and online courses and is the creator of Global PD, an online tool that facilitates the work of professional learning communities for more than 20,000 educators.

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