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  • Great Expectations "Crosswalk" with Marzano, Danielson, and Tulsa Teacher Evaluation Models (PDF) -

  • Woodland Hills recognized for fourth year as model school -

    Woodland Hills Elementary is presented with a Great Expectations flag commemorating its fourth year as a Great Expectations Model School during a ceremony Friday. From left are students Kennedy Huskey, Aaron Bea and Emma Eschler; ReGina Farquhar, GE mentor; GE chief executive officer Linda Dzialo; and student emcees Amy Little and Cruz Adams.   By Tyrell Albin Lawton Constitution Staff Writer   Woodland Hills Elementary School celebrated a fourth year as a Great Expectations Model Scho...

  • Dzialo recognized for her work -

    Linda Dzialo, an educator, child advocate and founder of Lawton Food 4 Kids, was named Outstanding Woman of Comanche County Thursday. The finalists for the award were, from left, Vickie Spurgeon, Cecelia Solano, Tonya Wright, Dzialo, Cathy Caccioppoli, Karen Halverson, Jane Mitchell and Kelley Hahesy-Bass.     By Kim McConnell Lawton Constitution Staff Writer   An educator who spearheaded the effort to feed the city’s hungry children on weekends was named Outstanding Woman of Coma...

  • Forum helps women strengthen community -

      By Kim McConnell The Lawton Constitution Staff Writer   Mayor Fred Fitch, right, talks to participants in Tuesday’s women’s forum, "Stronger Women Make Stronger Families Make Stronger Communities." Pictured are, from left, Shelley Hossenlopp, Jane Mitchell and Linda Dzialo, keynote speaker. Women in Lawton-Fort Sill were asked to identify the community’s strengths and weaknesses Tuesday, then pose solutions. The proposals surfaced during the Stronger Women Make Stronger Families Make...

  • Whittier Elementary in Lawton celebrates greatness -

    For eighth year, school awarded model status For the eighth year in a row, Whittier Elementary School on Friday celebrated being awarded model school status by Great Expectations. Great Expectations is an educational movement designed to improve schools through a focus on good character and professional development for teachers.   Model school status is awarded to schools that score at least 90 percent when they are evaluated by mentors from the program, based on 17 practices character...

  • Growing number of school districts embrace Great Expectations methodology -

      From left to right: Kristin Shelby, Joe Williams and Dr. Linda Dzialo   Dozens of schools from across Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas were recognized as “model schools” during a celebration sponsored by the Great Expectations professional school transformation program at the University of Central Oklahoma.   Great Expectations has trained over 38,000 teachers since it was founded in 1991.

  • Whittier celebrates greatness -

    For eighth year, school awarded model status For the eighth year in a row, Whittier Elementary School on Friday celebrated being awarded model school status by Great Expectations. Great Expectations is an educational movement designed to improve schools through a focus on good character and professional development for teachers.   Model school status is awarded to schools that score at least 90 percent when they are evaluated by mentors from the program, based on 17 practices character...

  • MacArthur Middle School celebrates being model school -

    By Tyrell Albin Lawton Constitution Staff Writer     Just like one of its school mottoes says, "Hard work pays off" for MacArthur Middle School, which cele brated its fourth year as a Great Expectations: model school Friday morning.    Great Expectations is an educational movement designed to improve schools through a focus on good character and professional development for teachers.    Model school status is awarded to schools that score at least 90 percent when th...

  • Four Broken Arrow schools achieve Great Expectations Model School status -

    Four Broken Arrow elementary schools recently achieved the prestigious honor of being named a Great Expectations Model School. Each school’s principal, faculty, and staff worked diligently to accomplish this impressive goal, and their hard work has paid off as Arrowhead, Country Lane Primary, Country Lane Intermediate, and Liberty Elementary have been named 2011-2012 Great Expectations Model Schools.   “I am extremely proud of the staff and students at each of these sites,” said Dr.

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools Students Improve Behavior and Academic Performance Thanks to Great Expectations -

    Foundation Provides Professional Training to Teachers and Administrators Tahlequah, Okla. (Nov. 8, 2011) – Behavior, attendance and academic performance have improved at Oklahoma City Public Schools after implementation of Great Expectations, a school transformation model that emphasizes a climate of mutual respect and academic excellence.