By Public Impact, September 22, 2022
NEW FROM PUBLIC IMPACT
Making the Most of Opportunity Culture Innovations
Superintendent Scott Muri, a finalist for state superintendent of the year in Texas, has Opportunity Culture experience in multiple districts; since he brought Opportunity Culture models to Ector County Independent School District in 2019, the district has seen significant improvement in student learning and teacher recruitment. Hear Muri’s thoughts on the impact of Opportunity Culture innovations in areas including teacher residencies, teacher leadership, and other district offices, and the importance of staying faithful to the model.
Becoming a Committed Opportunity Culture School
Susan Hendricks was the principal of Ross Elementary in Ector County, Texas, before becoming the district’s director of leadership in August. Under her leadership, Ross Elementary received high ratings on the annual, anonymous survey given to Opportunity Culture educators. When we spoke with Hendricks earlier this year, she credited that success to having structures in place that the whole school understands and committing to the belief that the Opportunity Culture initiative is “who you are.”
For more about committed Opportunity Culture schools, listen to Comprehensive Communications Strengthen Opportunity Culture School, with Principal Julie Shields in Hertford County, North Carolina.
Opportunity Culture Video
Building Space for Collaborative Instruction
In this short video, see how one school’s room designs, including moveable walls, proved “perfect” for Opportunity Culture teams and their students. While such design is not needed for Opportunity Culture implementation, it has made collaboration even easier for multi-classroom leader teams in this Midland, Texas, school.
Read more in the September Opportunity Culture Newsletter.