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Maureen K. Richel, Ed.D., is a career educator who has served students in the roles of classroom teacher, reading specialist/diagnostician, curriculum director and state education agency principle consultant. Currently, Dr. Richel, as an education specialist for The Center on Innovations in Learning and Academic Development Institute, supports continuous improvement processes and personalized learning projects in the US Virgin Islands, Kansas, North Carolina and Alabama.
Salem Elementary School
Salem Elementary School is located in the small town of Orrville which is approximately 15 miles west of Selma. We are a public school with an enrollment of 201 students in grades PK-5. We have 108 males and 93 females with 100% of our student body being identified as African American. At the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, Salem became the only elementary school located in the Western Zone of Dallas County, Alabama. The school which housed the third through fifth grades was closed. The students transitioned to Salem Elementary School. We accommodate students from Orrville, as well as the surrounding rural communities of Beloit, Five Points, Safford, Browns, and Marion Junction. The consolidation of the two schools has presented some challenges because of the increased number of students and a change in climate. Although challenges still exist, progress has been made on improving the school's climate. We work closely with the Keith Middle and High School, which is less than five miles away, to ensure a smooth transition for our students promoted to 6th grade. Salem has twenty-seven faculty/staff members. The faculty/staff consists of one principal, one counselor, one library media specialist, one reading specialist, one physical education teacher, one resource teacher, nine self-contained teachers, two Pre-K teachers, two auxiliary teachers, one secretary/bookkeeper, one instructional aide, one paraprofessionals, one custodian and three child nutrition personnel. We share a nurse with Keith Middle/High School. The bus drivers are shared between Salem Elementary School and Keith Middle/High School.
Our school’s website address is http://www.dallask12.org/9/home
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Southlawn Elementary School-Home of the Terrific Tigers
West of the Montgomery Regional Airport and minutes from the historic walking trails of the Selma to Montgomery march lies Southlawn Elementary School. A community school, Southlawn Elementary is nestled in the heart of the Southlawn community, and prides itself in the strength of its home, school, and community connection. This unique partnership plays an integral role in supporting Southlawn Elementary School students a rich and diverse learning environment. Southlawn's partners - The Southlawn Neighborhood Association, Southlawn Baptist Church, Loveless Community Center, and the school's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are each actively engaged in supporting the school's purpose and direction as evidenced by their involvement by providing tutorial support to students and resources for home and school.
A truly community school, Southlawn Elementary's administrator and staff embrace the importance of parental involvement. Multiple measures are in place to provide meetings and activities on a flexible schedule to meet the needs of our parents. In addition, our parent room offers a variety of parent information and support. Workshops are also provided to assist parents with strategies for helping their students at home. The parent involvement designee and counselor provides assistance with resolving issues related with parents and students. Workshops are provided for parents with instructional strategies to assist students at home.
Southlawn Elementary School has a student population of 300 students. The school's demographics are as follows: 2% of Hispanic students and 98% of African American students. Southlawn Elementary has an aging community that impacts the number of students in the community. Trend data indicates a decline in student enrollment during the previous two academic years (2015-16 and 2016-17); however there was a significant increase in student enrollment this school term.
First through Fifth grades are departmentalized based on identified strengths of the teachers. Grades Pre-K and Kindergarten are self-contained. In 2017-2018, the school was able to add two additional Pre-K units through the Community Action Head Start Program.
The 2017-18 school year began with teacher vacancies. Unfortunately, the research is overwhelming on the impact of having an effective teacher has on student achievement. The school is currently working with a long term substitute until such time that the vacancy is filled. As such, 99% of Southlawn teachers are designated as Highly Qualified.
Keith High School
Bruce K. Craig Elementary
Bruce K. Craig Elementary is located in Selma, Alabama in Southern Dallas County. It is located about 3 miles from Tipton Durant Middle School, 2 miles from Southside High School and less than one half mile from Southside Primary. Our school has an enrollment of 239 students in grades 3-5, and 36 students enrolled in the First Class Pre-K Program. We have 146 males and 129 female students. Ninety-Eight percent (98%) are black, one percent (1%) is white and hispanic. Ninety-five percent (95%) of students are transported by bus and one hundred percent (100%) receive free lunches.
Bruce K. Craig has 24 faculty/staff members. There is one principal, one half-time counselor, one half-time instructional coach, one Librarian, one secretary/bookkeeper, one custodian, three CNP workers, one resource aide, two special education teachers, one reading lab teacher, one art literacy lab teacher, and 10 self-contained teachers. We also have a full-time nurse on staff. One hundred percent (100%) of teachers are highly qualified and 55% hold a Master's degree or higher. Bruce K. Craig is an Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) site, an Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) site, as well as a Torch Bearing School Awardee.
As a Title I school in the Black Belt area, Bruce K. Craig strives to create a nurturing environment in which to educate students by meeting their various needs intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our goal with provision of a capable staff is to provide the learner with guided/data driven instruction and research based techniques to prepare them to become lifelong learners.
Left to Right :Katrina Meins, Counselor, LeQuita Carter, 4th Grade Lead Teacher, Jennifer Hall, Art Literacy Lab Teacher, Ebony Cox, Principal, Christy Duran, 3rd Grade Lead Teacher, India Hester, 5th Grade Lead Teacher, Yolanda Dean, SPED Resource Teacher, Barbara Miles, Librarian and not pictured: Christie Mathiews, Reading Coach
Christy Mathiews- Reading Coach
Katie Freine- Counselor
Ashley Roberts- Kindergarten
Susan Hand- 1st grade
Anna Mary Harrison- Art
Allison Harper- Resource Teacher
Monica Gayle- Librarian
Wyconda Lewis- 2nd grade
Brenda Mitchell- Principal
Seth Johnson Elementary
Who Are We-The Jaguar Nation
Seth Johnson Elementary School (SJES) opened its doors as a traditional school on September 7, 1961, to students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. The initial enrollment was 470 students and 15 teachers. Twenty years after the inception of the school, the enrollment remained the same but five more teachers were added. By 1985, the population had grown to 623 students and a staff of 38 which included 27 regular classroom teachers.
As of the 2011-2012 school term, Seth Johnson Elementary School began servicing Kindergarten through Fifth grades. Current enrollment averages 470 students. The average teacher-student ratio in grades K-3 is 1:18, and for grades 4-5, the average ratio is 1-22. The racial make-up of the school is 98% African-American, 1% White and 1% Hispanic. All students participate in our free lunch program.
SJES is currently under the instructional leadership of Ms. Bridgette Carter. Ms. Carter’s tenure began in July 2016.
Demographic for students
1. Total number of students enrolled at SJES - 451
2. Total number of students by ethnicity- 444 - Black/African American, 4- White, and 3- Hispanic
3. Total number of students by gender- 254 male/197 females
Demographics of staff
The administrative staff consists of one Principal, a Curriculum and Instructional Assistant and a Guidance Counselor. There are 32 certified personnel which includes 28 regular classroom teachers, 2 special education teachers; one reading specialist; one part-time teacher tutor; and one media specialist. Non-certified staff includes a front-office secretary; a bookkeeper; three custodians, and seven cafeteria workers. There are 26 teachers and six male teachers. Of the certified staff members, 54% have less than 10 years of teaching experience; 30% have between 11 and 20 years of experience; and 16% have more than 20 years of experience. There are three male support staff members and nine female support staff members.
Demographics of Community
According to the 2010 census report, the school is located in a residential community where the average age is 29. At least 36% of the community population has earned a college degree. The average household income is $36,015. The median age of most housing structures in the area average 31 years.
Isleta Elementary School
The Pueblo of Isleta Elementary School is a Tribally-Controlled School located south of Albuquerque, New Mexico on the Rio Grande. The school serves 124 Kindergarten through Sixth Grade Students and is committed to respect and maintain the Isleta Pueblo culture, values, and traditions. POIES focuses on the integration of the New Mexico Academic Standards along with the Visual and Performing Arts Standards; providing full-time teachers for all grade levels, Tiwa Language. Physical Education, Computer Education, Library and Art Education.
Board Members: Paulette Tewaheftewa, (Member) Michael Jojola, (Governing Board Chair), Debra Lente-Jojola, (Secretary), Rebecca Vesely, (EPA/Principal), Richard Lucero, (Member)
Stephanie Bisson has worked for the Center on Innovations in Learning as an Education Specialist for the last three years. In this role, Stephanie works as a consultant with States, Districts, and Schools using Indistar. She provides professional development in person and virtually to assist clients with their school improvement efforts.
Prior to joining CIL, Stephanie was an educator in Fairfax County, Virginia. She worked as classroom teacher and reading specialist in elementary schools; resource teacher and coordinator in the District Title I Office; and Principal of an elementary school.
Corinth School District Schools
The Corinth School District is composed of three schools and around 2,700 students. Corinth Elementary School services pre kindergarten through fourth grade with around 1,275 students. Corinth Middle School services fifth through eighth grades with around 765 students, and Corinth High School services ninth through twelfth grades with just over 600 students. The district has over 63% of the student population that are eligible for free and reduced meals. The demographic breakdown of students is a bit different that the city data as well. The demographics of the schools are 58.4% White, 30.7% African American, 9.6% Hispanic, 1% Asian, and the remaining 0.3% is made up of American Indian and Pacific Islander. There is a trend with an increase in the number of Hispanic students we are servicing now at all levels. The increase in the Hispanic population is forcing the district to provide services to make sure we are meeting the needs of our English Language Learner (ELL) population. At the elementary they are well over 12% with the Hispanic population, so the district must make adjustments to make sure these students are serviced appropriately.
The Corinth School District’s population is one that is extremely transient due to the location of the school. As parents move into various housing options, they might move out of our district into a neighboring school. There is a great deal of student movement between the Corinth School District and the Alcorn County School District. We also have a large number of students that are transient back and forth from Tennessee as well due to our location. We are also seeing a large increase in the number of our students that are in need of mental health support therapists due to various reasons.
The Corinth School District being on a different calendar than any of the other districts in our area, it makes it difficult for students transferring in at various times. The current calendar allows for remediation to be completed in a timely manner. There are breaks at the end of each nine weeks to provide remediation and enrichment for the students that need the additional support. The Corinth School District also implements a different curriculum that is more rigorous than the current Mississippi curriculum. Corinth utilizes the Cambridge International Examination Curriculum that is an internationally based curriculum that requires higher levels of reading comprehension to be successful on all of the examinations. These innovations must be taken into account for prospective families that come into community and as a district, we must be aware and willing to provide the supports needed that make it where all students can be successful.