Emma B Ward Selected as International Model School

Emma B. Ward Elementary School has been selected as a Model School for 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education, whose mission is to challenge, inspire and equip today’s educators to prepare students for lifelong success. Emma B. Ward Elementary School is among one of the 25 chosen schools that will share best practices at the 25th Annual Model Schools Conference, June 25-28 in Nashville.

The Model Schools Conference is the nation’s premier event for rapidly improving K-12 schools and districts.

“We are proud to honor and showcase this future-focused school for implementing a rigorous and relevant curriculum that engages and challenges students to think beyond the classroom to solve real-world problems,” said Dr. Willard R. Daggett, Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education.  

Principal Murphy comments, Our rapid progress can generally be attributed to taking calculated risks as we embrace progressive models of learningBoth our school and district work collaboratively to remain at the forefront of impending changes in education. We take responsive action and expect positive results. We constantly pursue strategies to extend what is possible for our students in the hope their futures remain bright and promising. Ultimately, we care about our kids and put their needs first.”

Model Schools are selected annually based on a number of criteria including substantive, data-validated growth year over year; evidence of a strong culture that puts students at the center of learning; and dedication to transforming instruction to meet the needs and demands of the future.

“This year, we celebrate 25 years of empowering educators to implement effective best practices rooted in rigor, relevance, and relationships,” said Dr. Daggett. “At the Model School Conference,Emma B. Ward Elementary School will have the unique opportunity to share inspiring ideas for innovating and transforming teaching and learning to better prepare students for the world in which they will work and live.”

Over the past 25 years, the Conference has attracted thousands of educators who come to learn about exemplary elementary, middle, and high schools.

About the International Center for Leadership in Education

The International Center for Leadership in Education, established in 1991 and located in Rexford,N.Y., is one of the most influential education consulting companies in America. It is best known for identifying and disseminating successful practices to assist all students in achieving higher standards. Dr. Daggett and his team of consultants have assisted numerous state education agencies and hundreds of schools and districts in their improvement initiatives. For more information, please visit www.LeaderEd.com.

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