Archive | Featured Schools

RSS feed for this section

Featured School :: Okaw Valley Elementary School

Okaw Valley Elementary School Principal Heidi Vander Burgh is a firm believer in the power of connection. During her twelve years as a Kindergarten teacher, Vander Burgh found that her students learned best when they held a strong relationship with their teacher. Mutual trust and respect between pupil and educator built an environment where the […]

Screenshot-2021-02-09-at-4.02.28-PM

Featured School :: Hopkins Elementary School

Each year at the end of 4th grade, dozens of students fill out their very first job applications. Pouring their thoughts into heartfelt essays, they detail some of the amazing qualities they possess. Hopeful hands submit their documents, and then they wait. A committee of teachers compares applications and essays, interviews previous years educators, and […]

IMG-6342

Featured School :: Heritage School

The dawn of social media has created a unique challenge with our youth. The anonymity of online interactions has made it far easier for kids to be cruel to each other without seeing the effects first hand. Seeing the developing issues stemming from cyber bullying amongst her fourth graders, Heritage School Principal Kathleen Pastore began […]

Creating a Lasting Culture of Kindness with Positive Reinforcement at Williamstown Elementary School

When students at Williamstown Elementary are “caught” demonstrating the Choose To Be Nice value of the month, they get a ticket. They don’t turn it in for a prize or take it home to show off to their parents, however. Instead, they slip it into a black box hanging on the wall. By the end […]