To ensure we are working collaboratively in an efficient and effective manner, Wilburton Elementary will have three leadership teams that are made up of staff and community stakeholders so that our collective voice is heard and acted upon to provide a relevant, adaptive, rigorous learning experience for ALL students.
The Three Teams are as follows:
- Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team
- PBIS (positive behavior interventions and supports) Leadership Team
- Community Engagement and Outreach Leadership team
If you are interested in being part of a leadership team for Wilburton Elementary as a parent representative, please complete the following online application by June 8, 2018: Parent Representatives for Leadership Teams
Below are more details about each team, their goals, and commitment details:
Equity and Inclusion (EI)
The goal of this team will focus on a multi-tiered System of supports for academic, behavior, and social emotional learning for all students to reach their fullest potential. The E/I team will focus on reviewing school-wide data to guide instructional practices, monitor effectiveness and make school governance decisions to support all students.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
The goal of PBIS is to foster a climate that is physically and emotionally safe and to utilize a system of positive reinforcement for all students, staff, and community members.
The team focuses on leading staff in the implementation of school wide and individual positive recognition systems, the teaching, modeling, cuing and reinforcement of desired behaviors in the common areas and classrooms and analyzes behavior data to assist in designing positive behavior intervention supports for groups of students in need.
Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO)
The goal of our CEO is to foster a culture and climate of open communication and meeting the needs of our students through family outreach. The team will focus on ways we can engage families at our school. The team will collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data regarding community involvement and recommend strategies, activities, and ways to enhance our partnership to meet our school goals.
**Team meeting dates/times will be determined by the team. However, the team will meet at least 2x month for 1.5-2 hours for each meeting starting in August 2018. The meetings will be organized in a manner so that we can work collaboratively to review school wide data to monitor school progress, guide instructional practice and make school governance decisions that support our school in reaching our ideals and meeting our goals.
On each of our leadership teams, it is important to have all stakeholders present and part of the team to ensure we are hearing all voices of our school community. Thus, each team will be made up of multiple school staff and parent representatives.
Parents will have the opportunity to submit their name via online application if they are interested in being part of the team. 3 parents will be chosen to be full members of the team included in professional development, making decisions, and leading our school. We strive to have a representative group of parents participating in our teams that are representative of our community, have a variety of expertise and interests, and students who are in varying grades at Wilburton.
In our initial year (2018-19) there will be some Professional Development that will be offered to our parent representatives:
- Small group learning and collaborating with the Administrative Team between June-August to become familiar with the processes and functions of the team.
- Beyond Diversity 1 Training along side the Wilburton Staff on August 6-7, 2018.
This training is a powerful, personally transforming two-day seminar designed to help leaders, educators, students, parents, administrators and community participants understand the impact of race on student learning and investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing academic achievement disparities. Engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism and grapple with how each influences the culture and climate of our schools; and practice using strategies for identifying and addressing policies, programs, and practices that negatively impact achievement for students’ of color and serve as barriers for ALL students receiving a world-class education.
If you need/want more information, please don’t hesitate to call or email Principal Beth Hamilton.