Three Broward Schools Honored for Exceeding Expectations
The East Coast Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC), an organization that provides educational consultation services to school districts and high poverty schools to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education, has announced that both Sheridan Hills Elementary School and Driftwood Middle School have been named as Exceeding Expectation Schools. Apollo Middle School was selected as a finalist for the honor.
Letters from ECTAC Director Marjorie Murray sent to Sheridan Hills Principal Donald Fitz and Driftwood Principal Steven Williams, explained that their two schools were selected based on a “combination of criteria consisting of FCAT scores (2009-2011) and observations and conversations that occurred during our site visit in May.”
Both principals have been invited to participate in an Exceeding Expectations Conference to be held September 12-13, 2012 in Orlando. During the conference, representatives from each school will make presentations highlighting factors that have impacted their school’s success, including instructional strategies and practices, use of data and monitoring of student progress, use of technology and family and community engagement.
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