int(15) int(8) ESEA Video On Demand National ESEA Association
This video is available as a NAESPA membership benefit or for a limited time as a conference attendee.
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NAESPA Distinguished School: Becoming Distinguished: Hear Our Story, Reflect Upon Your Own, Recommit Together

Come learn a few key initiatives that helped us become a National Distinguished School. We will discuss Brainy Days, an approach to increasing achievement by expanding opportunities for advanced students with benefits for all, as well as our professional learning model for developing and implementing rigorous spiral assessments. Hear about our houses, student advocacy lunches, SEL implementation, and other ways we actively build and nurture our school climate and culture. Participate in small group discussions with other educators about strong positive practices. Video clips of our teachers and students will drive small group chats. Come share your challenges and brainstorm possible ways to overcome them. This session aims to present a handful of our most powerful practices while providing intermittent time for reflection and discussion of your own journey. One part elementary instruction and one part climate and culture, let’s recommit, renew, and reimagine together.

This talk was presented at:
2022 National ESEA Conference
February 2022 in New Orleans, LA
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Christi Hildebrand

20+ years experience as an educator with focus on high expectations for all; a decade of experience as principal of a Title I Distinguished School; Georgia's 2015 National Distinguished Principal

Heather Pigott

Heather Pigott is a fourteen year teacher, beginning at Elm Street with a university partnership pilot program, first serving our school as a classroom teacher, then transitioning into the role of early intervention teacher.  She chairs our PBIS team and recently completed her specialist degree in Educational Leadership.

Melissa Wimbish

15+ years experience in administration working with data, school improvement, and school support