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McNair Middle School Re-Designated as National School to Watch

Posted by Alan on June 25, 2012 9:25 AM | Filed in News |

NatlForumLogo.pngMcNair Middle School was re-designated as a National School to Watch at the 2012 Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, DC on June 20-23. McNair was first designated as a School to Watch in 2009.

McNair principal Michelle Hayward and staff members Katy Gibbins, Katie Oliver, Katy Seifritz, Jay Mirus, Cherie Bostick and Shane Smith participated in the conference.

The staff was trained on advocacy and had the opportunity to go to Capitol Hill and visit with Rep. Steve Womack on middle school issues. In addition, the McNair staff gave a presentation on building a cohesive culture in a middle school.

The McNair staff also participated in professional development that showcased best practices from across the United States.

The criteria for being named a National School to Watch include:
1. Academic Excellence
2. Developmental Responsiveness
3. Social Equity
4. Strong Organizational Support