Southview Elementary has been named a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Exemplary School by the Missouri Department of Education. This honor is given to schools for demonstrating outstanding performance in implementing professional learning. Southview is one of only sixteen schools in Missouri to receive the award.
Through the PLC process, schools must undergo training and demonstrate that proven practices have been properly implemented. To be eligible for the exemplary honor, a school must have received a rating stating the implementation of the PLC model is proficiently and deeply embedded throughout the school.
During Southview’s program review, the PLC representative noted, “Teachers have established a collaborative culture focused on learning and getting results. Students were able to articulate how they were encouraged to believe they could achieve and succeed.”
While working through the PLC process, Rebecca Parks, Southview principal, said staff members were inspired to develop the school’s What I Need (WIN) program. Every day during WIN time, teachers work with students with a focus on reading enrichment and intervention to ensure every student has the individualized attention they need to become skilled readers.
“We want every student to receive the individualized instruction they need to be successful,” Parks said. “Receiving this honor is a testament to the dedication and hard work the staff continues to display every day.”
Staff members from Southview Elementary were recognized for their achievement at the Powerful Learning Conference in January and at the Board of Education meeting in February.
For more information on Kearney School District and Southview Elementary visit www.ksdr1.net.