Feels a little conceited, perhaps, but perhaps that’s also the focus of this whole blog. Letting others know that EL Departments exist that are doing great things for kids!
So I know you’re wondering: what’s there to toot about?
I’ll tell you.
Our district’s data specialist was doing his data specialist thing and discovered some astounding news. While my particular school did NOT make AYP (I know that doesn’t sound like good news, but just wait for it), our ELs outperformed our non-ELs in ISTEP!
I’ll let you chew on that for a minute.
Did you catch that? ELs outperforming non-ELs! That is completely unprecedented in our district, and my boss is aware of very few times when that’s happened in ANY district across the state. Woo hoo!
There’s four years of work in that statistic. Work provided by myself, Imelda, Paige, Karyn, and Millie. Now, we can’t take all the credit. I must thank my lovely maternity sub (who, it turns out, liked the position so much that she just stayed there when I left!), who really filled in the gaps for me when I left. She saw my vision for the year and really ran with it. Thank you, Lena!
In other horn-tooting news, I was recently nominated for the 2011 edition of Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals. I thought that was just for high schools and colleges; I didn’t realized it continued into careers. (Or does anyone know; is this a scam??)
Wow, okay, my trumpet is tired. Suffice it to say, that good things are always happening here. It’s my job to find them and share them.