Bixby Public Schools recently achieved the prestigious honor of being named a Great Expectations (GE) Model School District. Every school in Bixby Public Schools is now a GE Model School. The district’s principals, faculty, and staff worked diligently to accomplish this goal. Bixby school board members honored each school at the May 16, board meeting.
Bixby Public Schools is a showcase for the rewarding benefits that Great Expectations provides students, faculty, staff, parents and the community, and it will be visited by other schools/districts. Great Expectations schools have a culture of respect and high academic achievement. “Bixby Public Schools is truly a shining star in the community, state, and nation. The staff and faculty of each Bixby school are to be highly commended for their efforts. We are overjoyed to add each Bixby site to our list of ‘Showcase Schools’” said Dr. Linda Dzialo, President and CEO of Great Expectations. Bixby Superintendent Rob Miller stated, “I’m very proud of our teachers, students, and staff members who have dedicated themselves to the GE process over the past few years. This culture of excellence has been carefully nurtured in every building and department in Bixby Schools. GE has provided a framework for motivating, inspiring, and challenging our students and teachers to grow and improve while enhancing our sense of community, building citizenship, promoting academic excellence, and fostering a culture of inclusiveness.”
The Great Expectations professional development program, founded in 1991, is a research-based school transformation model that brings major change and innovation to PK-12 school classrooms in Oklahoma and six other states. The program represents an approach to learning that empowers teachers to expect and to get the best from students; it rekindles the excitement of discovery among both students and teachers, and it challenges everyone involved to greater heights of achievement. Over 68,000 educators have been trained in the GE Methodology. There are currently 89 GE Model schools located in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Michigan and South Carolina.