Educators from other districts tour MSD Model Schools
Posted on 01/29/2015

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This week, more than 120 educators from 21 districts around the state visited McMinnville School District to observe instruction and classroom practices. Buel and Grandhaven elementary schools hosted the classroom visits. They are top performing "model" schools. The Model Schools Conference was scheduled as a one-day event to allow visitors to speak to educators and observe classrooms as a group rather than in individual visits throughout the year. 

The tour started at Evergreen Aviation Museum where Superintendent Maryalice Russell greeted the educators. The group boarded buses to the two schools where they were able to stop by several elementary classrooms in session. They also spoke to instructional leaders and the principals of both schools. 

During the afternoon session, the visitors heard presentations from Buel Principal Stephanie Legard, Grandhaven Principal Margie Johnson and Newby Principal Dave Carlson. Breakout sessions were offered afterward on research-based practices and data teams. 

For more information, read the conference materials.