Improvement Plan For The Patriot Elementary School Essay
After teaching 14 years in elementary education, and serving on the District Educational Advisory Committee, School Improvement Panel, Local Professional Development Committee, and chair of the School Wide Committee, I am thrilled with my recent appointment as the principal of the Patriot Elementary School. Having taught grades 1-5 during my career, and working collaboratively with administration on data analysis over the years, I have a heightened awareness of the growing achievement gap of our students. Ms. Shooze, the Superintendent of the Franklin Regional School District (FRSD) has charged me to halt the marginalization of education at the Patriot Elementary School by being a change agent.
This bay front community in Ocean County, New Jersey is located an hour from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York City. The current population of Franklin has been on the rise since 1980; and is currently 22,303 (http://www.app.com/story/news/local/southern-ocean-county/barnegat/2015/09/10/barnegat-population-rise/72004824/ , which has doubled since 1990. As noted in Figures 1 & 2, there is a clear discrepancy between the diversity of the town as a whole and the population of students we serve. The median household income and home values are marginally higher than the state of New Jersey.
Figure 1: Diversity White Hispanic 2 or more American Indian Black Asian
Town 91.1% 3.6% 1.9% 1.6% 1.4% 1.1%
School 75.9% 12.2%…