BIO OF MEMBER
I would like to support every young person in our community to have equal opportunities to complete their education and become a contributing member of the community.
The more I learn about how research and data can help improve schools, through my involvement with the EBP Project, the more interested I am in expanding my knowledge and skill in this area.
Why are you part of the Lead Data Team?
In my new role, with responsibility for supporting data literacy in our board, the events put on by the EBP Project have been the most influential in helping me to gain perspective around the use of data and its ability to support growth and change. The Lead Data Team seminars have been very useful.
EBP Action Research:
- A programme to improve graduation rates and reduce dropouts
- Our School survey - implementation & dissemination of results
- Increasing data literacy among education staff
- Our school Survey results to staff in all schools
- Moderation workshop for teachers (CARE)
What improvement model(s) is ETSB using?
Four pillars that guide all ETSB activities, including; PLCs, peer leadership, a developmental approach & student engagement.
Within the framework of the four pillars, ETSB also use RTI and UDL
What could you spend hours talking about?
- The use of data in education
- Get more knowledge in the use of research in teaching and learning
Title & roles:
Education Consultant, School Improvement
Conferences & training attended:
All of the LDT seminars have been the most influential ones for me.
Latest LDT Seminars:
- Connecting Professional Development to Student Success: Are We Making a Difference? Building an Action research Plan
- Gap & Goal: Action Research Connecting Professional Learning & Student Success
What’s on your bookshelf?
- Sinek, S. (2014) Leaders Eat Last
- Bernhardt, V. (2013) Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement
- Rumberger, R. (2011) Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done about It
- Hattie, J. (2013) Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn