Tag Archives: professional learning communities

PLCs and a Journey Toward Excellence

When I was hired as principal at Mineral Point Elementary School almost two years ago, I was excited about all the district had going for them. The teachers were experienced professionals. The students were excited about learning. Families and the community welcomed our arrival positively. One thing I did not initially appreciate as much as I … Read More

Mineral Point Elementary School Recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community at Work™

Mineral Point, WI, April 11, 2018 — Mineral Point Elementary School was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students. PLCs are schools and districts in which … Read More

The Challenges of Success

If you are looking for that next book to read, especially over the upcoming holiday break, I recommend Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance. The author, Dr. Atul Gawande, describes different examples in which individuals and organizations experience higher levels of success in comparison to others. How certain doctors and groups realized this uncommon achievement … Read More