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  • Richmond Elementary principal prepares for a new year -

    Published by The NewPress   NAME: Kendra Rider HOMETOWN: Stillwater JOB TITLE: Richmond Elementary principal   When does the new school year start?   The first day of school is Aug. 19.

  • Summer training gives teachers better classroom control -

  • Great Expectations Recognizes ‘Model Schools’ -

    Schools acknowledged for commitment to Great Expectations methodology, which emphasizes mutual respect, academic excellence   NORMAN, okla. (July 31, 2014) – Great Expectations, a non-profit foundation that provides intensive professional development to teachers and administrators, announces its 2013-14 highest recognition: Model Schools. Based on Great Expectations theory implementation, there are three categories of recognition, including Transitional School, Progressive School and Model ...

  • Transforming school culture through mutual respect -

    by Montie Kohen published by Smart Blog on Education on June 16th, 2014 After nearly a decade as a classroom teacher in Oklahoma City Public Schools, I started feeling what all educators hope to avoid: burnout. It escalated to the point where I told my principal I would rather take a non-professional job at local fast food restaurant or retail story than continue teaching. But from that low came an opportunity that would forever change my life on both a personal and professional level.

  • BPSD named GE Model District for second consecutive year -

    During the 2012-13 school year, the BPSD became the first school district in the nation to be named a GE Model District and continued the tradition of excellence this year as a 2013-14 GE Model District. "For the second year in a row, I am very excited to call our district a Great Expectations Model District. Great Expectations has made an extremely positively impact on our staff, students and the culture of our school district," said BPSD Superintendent Dr.

  • Elementary teaching: Cheryl Tate, Woodland Hills Elementary School, Lawton -

    Tate, winner of the Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Elementary Education, teaches third grade at Woodland Hills Elementary School in Lawton. A 35-year teaching veteran, Tate recalls a defining childhood memory when her parents built a school house in the garage so she could practice being a teacher. "My passion for this career developed in the garage of my chlidhood home and is still evident today," she said.

  • Elementary/secondary administration: J. Michael McClaren, superintendent, Claremore Public Schools -

    The winner of the Medal for Excellence in Elementary/Secondary Administration, McClaren is superintendent for Claremore Public Schools. McClaren joins his wife, high school history teacher Jan McClaren, to become the first ever husband-wife team of Medal for Excellence winners. Jan received the honor in 2006 in secondary teaching.

  • Great Expectations helps mold students' future -

    By Emily Droege of the Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise   By cultivating respect, understanding and open communication among students and staff, Bartlesville public schools are helping mold well-rounded members of society, according to the executive director of the Great Expectations program.   Speaking at a recent Monday Noon Bartlesville Rotary Club meeting, Linda Dzialo explained how Great Expectations adopted by Bartlesville schools offers educators the skills to bring harmony and ...

  • Roosa, Catalayah Elementaries reach Great Expectations model status -

    Roosa Elementary School Principal Glen Abshere shares his admiration for students and staff after the school was certified as a Great Expectations Model School Friday for the 12th year in a row. Mark Friedel Great Expectations ambassador/mentor Kita Asbill acknowledges Catalayah Elementary and principal Kellye Shuck for a job well done. Asbill says it is her joy and privilege to certify Catalayah as a GE model school for the second consecutive year.

  • City school celebrates 5th year of Model School status -

      Students at Woodland Hills Elementary perform "Oklahoma!" as part of a celebration of the school’s fifth consecutive year as a Great Expectations Model School, the program’s highest award. 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 chara...