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Tools for Turnaround: Successful Strategies of State-District Collaboration

Hear from state and district leaders about what worked in Allendale County School District in Fairfax, South Carolina to achieve dramatic school improvement. Learn why the evidence-based strategies and interventions they used to address their improvement priorities moved their school off the state list to become a corridor of opportunity. Understand how they grounded their process in research and see what they paid attention to, to implement their program with fidelity. View the data they used in their improvement plan to identify and evaluate growth. Gain insight into the collaboration process they used, how they've sustained it over time, and see why it created positive impact on student achievement, organizational effectiveness, and equity from both the state and district perspective over the long term. You’ll learn the tools, evidence, and evaluations that worked to implement supports for leaders and preview what's next to continue the momentum and growth for success.

This talk was presented at:
2020 National ESEA Conference
February 2020 in Atlanta, GA
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Latoya Dixon

Dr. Dixon is passionate and a fierce advocate of public education and equity. Her areas of interests include instructional leadership, strategic planning, and building productive and positive relationships.

Margaret Gilmore

Dr. Gilmore served as a transformation coach in Allendale County Schools and became Interim Superintendent of the district effective July 1, 2018. Attendees will hear Gilmore’s hands-on experiences and insights and will learn about how the state and districts worked to build capacity to effectively implement continuous improvement initiatives and sustain them over time.