DISHS Invited to Present at Prestigious NESSC Conference

Post date: Jan 04, 2012 9:26:15 PM

I am honored to report that the New England Secondary School Consortium has asked DISHS to present at the Spring 2012 “High School Redesign in Action” Conference in March. DISHS is one of three Maine high schools that has been invited to present at this regional conference.

The conference's target audience is 450 educators, parents, students, and policy-makers from across New England and the country who attend because the bulk of the conference's activities are focused on opportunities to share successful practices and learn from real educators in real schools what works and why. Every year the NESSC leadership (comprised of state Commissioners, lead DOE personnel, legislators, and state board members) asks three high schools to showcase one specific strategy they have found to be particularly effective in improving learning for secondary school students. I will be presenting with three other members of DISHS's Leadership Team on using data, PLC's, and teacher leadership to guide school improvement efforts.

This is quite an honor for the high school and once again speaks to the idea that the improvement work happening locally is catching the attention of other schools in Maine and New England.