Dr. Mark Wilson, 2009 National High School Principal of the Year, will address the significance of school climate and culture in dropout prevention and the role of the principal and school leaders in establishing a high-graduation-rate climate that is safe, orderly, inviting, and nurturing for all students, especially those at risk. Dr. Wilson will offer specific strategies for climate enhancement that may be included in school dropout prevention plans and methods for assessing climate improvement. Mark will also help the teams identify the right combination of data points and measures to analyze, monitor, and make decisions as to progress on actions in the plan and determine appropriate next steps in this arena to tackle the dropout rate issue.
Currently in her twenty-first year in education, Dr. Barron served six years as a high school English teacher and coach, two years as a middle school assistant principal, and nine years as a middle school principal in Newnan, Georgia. She serves as a part time assistant professor at the university level, and she is currently in her fourth year serving as the superintendent of the Evergreen School District in Kalispell, Montana.
Dr. Barron is a National Board Certified Teacher and was honored as a Teacher of the Year and STAR Teacher. Her work as the principal of Smokey Road Middle School in Newnan, Georgia led to her selection as the 2013 MetLife/NASSP National Middle Level Principal of the Year and to Smokey Road Middle School’s selection as a one of five middle schools in the nation to be named a 2011 MetLife Foundation–NASSP Breakthrough School.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 2:00 PM - 12:30 PM
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