Wenatchee’s Equity Story

Equity:  a Plan and Promise for Future-Ready Students An Interview with Dr. Paul Gordon, (outgoing) Superintendent, Wenatchee WA – May 3, 2022 For the last three years, Wenatchee has been on an equity journey initiated by Superintendent, Dr. Paul Gordon We Promise … is at the heart of our Strategic Plan Our strategic plan was…

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Advancing Equity in Times of COVID

Doing the Right Thing The time is always right to do what is right. – MLK Jr Just too crazy Yes, we are over the top with COVID right now and racial equity is a hot topic.  AND those two together remind us that our students of color have lost the most over our two…

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Creating a Strong Governance Team

Transformative Board Development Start with the end in mind.  – Stephen Covey A shift in thinking I started out to write about the details of onboarding new members – transactional – how to impose lots of new learning in a short period of time.  But if our goal is to grow a strong governance team…

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Great Ideas – Federal Way – Board of the Year

An Interview with Dr. Tammy Campbell … Federal Way Supt … Board of the Year 2020 The Federal Way Public School’s Board of Directors was named Board of the Year for 2020 by the Washington State School Directors Association AND recognized as a school of distinction for five years in a row.  They were recognized…

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Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity

Review: Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The keys to successful equity implementation By Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple When students feel a sense of belonging they will achieve. – Brenda CampbellJones For … or against Being against racism … or achievement gaps … is a start.  But the real question, according to the authors…

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Graduation Gains – One district’s success

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Federal Way’s success with continuous improvement: An Interview with Superintendent Tammy Campbell Dr. Tammy Campbell became superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools in 2015. Federal Way, located 25 miles south of Seattle, serves 23,000 students in one of the most diverse districts in the nation.  Graduation rates have risen from 76% to 87% with significant gains…

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