Something I’ve Learned

Over the past two years I have spent time in high schools up and down the west coast, as a consultant around college and career readiness. In my role I wear many hats, but working with students is what I enjoy most—listening to their voices, and asking them what they think is best for their education and the world they live in.

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Valley High School | Teaching Literacy Every Period, Every Day

In 2015, Valley High School’s academic outcome data showed that students needed explicit support and practice developing the literacy skills necessary to be successful in postsecondary opportunities without remediation. Valley had been the lowest performing high school in the county for several years in a row, and had a reputation as a school with a multitude of discipline problems and low academic rigor.

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Mountainside High School | Building a Culture From the Ground Up

Opening a new high school in an established district is a challenge that can be daunting in many respects. Mountainside High School in the Beaverton School District (Beaverton, Oregon) is no exception. A team from EPIC worked with the Mountainside leadership team to help clarify the importance of shared cultural identity and its role in the success of the school.

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Bridges in State ESSA Plans

At EPIC, we have made it our mission to first understand what knowledge, skills, and abilities students must possess to be successful in postsecondary education or training that will lead to productive careers, and second, to develop systems to support educators in achieving this student- and work-centered goal. We aim to create systems that will…

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