After a popular DC principal is unfairly fired, the parents demand to be heard

  • Created a comprehensive school improvement plan that focused on key initiatives to improve ELA, math, and social emotional learning (SEL) and regularly benchmarked progress transparently with the school community.
  • Developed positive behavior supports (PBIS) and reduced suspension rates from 28 in the first 6 weeks of the year to 1 or 2 per month.
  • Implemented and trained teachers to use Response-to-Intervention (RTI) more effectively, reducing the number of students referred for IEPs (addressing concerns related to overidentification prior to his arrival).
  • Required and trained teachers on aggressive progress monitoring in ELA and math to monitor student achievement and progress.
  • Made progress on closing the achievement gap with students in Tier 3 moving to Tier 2. (RTI); and
  • Earned the trust and support of many parents across the entire school community as evidenced by regular engagement in PTA meetings and schoolwide events, LSAT meetings, and our own knowledge of how parents view his leadership.




Obsessed @UWBadgers & Detroit sports fan. Progressive, fmr @JenGranholm, @GovHowardDean, @ChrisVanHollen, @AFSCME, @LinkedIn, now @TheDemCoalition & on my own.

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Chuck Westover

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Obsessed @UWBadgers & Detroit sports fan. Progressive, fmr @JenGranholm, @GovHowardDean, @ChrisVanHollen, @AFSCME, @LinkedIn, now @TheDemCoalition & on my own.

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