Embedding school identity in instruction, setting positive expectations, and embracing meaningful change are just some of the educational practices Angela Stevens-Stevenson — former principal at Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High School in Pittsburg, California — is both passionate about and experienced with.
Structures that Elevate Student Voice in Equitable Ways: Empowering Students While They Develop Life Skills
Carmen Gelman, Director of Professional Development at COSA, is all about student voice and equity. She joined Portico for a Crowdsource on December 15, 2022, to share about her experiences leading three high schools across two states.
We had the pleasure of hosting a Crowdsource webinar with Courtney Spelber from the Huntington Beach Union High School District on January 19, 2023. Courtney shared ways to use the start of each year and new term to get started the right way by reinforcing your school’s identity with your students and staff.
Roosevelt Middle School principal, Amy Zilk, knows that a new leadership role is both rewarding and challenging. But instead of allowing some overwhelming challenges to steer them off-course, Amy and her team used them to map out a new, and more positive, way forward.
Roosevelt Middle School principal at Vista Unified School District, Amy Zilk, knows that a new leadership role is both rewarding and challenging. One of the most important and immediate goals for any leader is building healthy, high-quality working relationships with your staff.
During a Portico Crowdsource on October 20, 2022, Santiam Canyon Superintendent, Todd Miller, shared some insights about the importance of school identity work. Here are five more (perhaps not-so-obvious) benefits your school community can enjoy by building a strong school culture from a shared identity.
Tucked away in the hills of rural western Oregon, the Vernonia and Gaston school districts defy many of the stereotypes most of us hold when we think of rural schools. Their communities face both common and unique challenges. Vernonia Elementary Principal, Michelle Eagleson, and Gaston Superintendent, Summer Catino, share how their small schools and communities achieve greatness.
Santiam Canyon Superintendent, Todd Miller, shares how their school district’s identity and maxims are a source of community and strength, especially when faced with unimaginable disaster.
We’re pleased to announce Portico, a suite of five leadership development services that brings the Inflexion Approach online. Portico provides schools the flexibility to continue making progress on equity, school improvement, and leader professional development however school happens—hybrid, remote, or in person. Portico includes training modules, a peer community, coaching and tools, all built with equity at the core.
Organizing learning around student ownership doesn’t mean letting students decide all that happens in the classroom. It does mean providing them the opportunity to decide what success looks like for them. And structuring assignments and classwork so students have openings to making school relevant to their vision of success.