Lamar CISD’s Terry High School is featured in Leading Success™: Dynamic Solutions for Every School, Each Student, a free online toolkit for principals and school leaders to help raise student achievement and promote college and career readiness, with a focus on underserved students.
The most extensive and innovative learning tool of its kind, the online toolkit showcases Terry High School in a series of best practice videos that highlight how schools with diverse populations have diligently and creatively overcome obstacles to become high-achieving schools.
Created by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center and NASSP, the online toolkit integrates current research, planning strategies, and implementation tools with video interviews and examples of school improvement strategies. It was developed to help school leaders conduct meaningful and collaborative conversations with school staff on the primary topics central to student and school success.
Terry High School is one of 11 schools (MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools and College Board Schools) selected across the country for their successful creation of a positive, student-centered culture that values equity, collaboration and personalized learning. Terry High School dramatically improved student achievement and creatively implemented successful strategies for helping students succeed.
“It is truly an honor to be highlighted by the College Board and NASSP and recognized for our hard work and dedication to our students,” said Dr. Vera Wehring, principal at Terry High.
There are 10 modules in the toolkit. The first five are posted online:
• Developing Leadership Skills for Change
• Using Data to Assess & Inform School Change
• Creating a College-Going Culture
• Building an Inclusive School Culture
• Student Voices in the Hallways
The second five modules will be released early in 2013. The College Board and NASSP have a history of successfully collaborating to enrich student achievement by developing resources for a variety of audiences. Leading Success focuses its outreach primarily on middle and high school principals, assistant principals, aspiring leaders, and leadership teams.
“We worked together and never gave up believing our students could reach a higher level of success,” Wehring said.