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									Cullen Middle School
Case Study
Principal, Mr. Clayton Crook
UTCULP Houston ISD Cohort 2011




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Introduction

Purpose
Methodology
Limitations




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What School-wide systems should
be developed to:

 Improve student achievement
 Develop highly effective teachers
 Engage internal and external
  stakeholders
 Improve the community perception of
  the school


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Student Achievement




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Student Achievement
Findings
Compared to the 2010 TAKS Data:
    ◦ All grade levels and subjects gained in passing
      percentages on the 2011TAKS test. Some areas
      increased over18%.
    ◦ 2011 TAKS Commended performance data indicates
      an increase in nearly all subjects.


   2011 AEIS data identified 8th grade social
    studies and 7th grade writing as achieving
    Exemplary status.

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Student Achievement
Findings
 Data collected during interviews seems to
  indicate a disconnect between administration
  and faculty members
 Cullen has made significant academic progress.
 Small number of students made honor roll.




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Student Achievement
Recommendations for Your
Consideration

 Implement school-wide and classroom
  specific academic vocabulary systems.
 Incorporate cooperative learning
  opportunities
 Emphasize high teacher expectations
  through use of “No Opt Out” and “Right
  is Right” techniques.

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Highly Effective Teachers




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Highly Effective Teachers
Findings
 C.A.R.E. Model is in place for
  walkthroughs and observations.
 Implementation of content-specific
   PLCs (professional learning communities).
 Additional support needed with campus-
  based coaching and reviewing of data.



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Highly Effective Teachers
Recommendations for Your
Consideration
 Strengthen the C.A.R.E. model by scheduling
  regular opportunities for feedback and adding a
  peer-to-peer coaching component.
 Implement PLCs that focus on student
  achievement.
 Develop a teacher led committee to plan
  activities that monitor student success and
  foster relationships between teachers and
  students.
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Internal Stakeholders




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Internal Stakeholders
Findings

   Teachers expressed the need for a more
    consistent student behavior system.

   Faculty members expressed concern
    about the need for after-school activities
    for students.


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Internal Stakeholders
Recommendations for Your
Consideration
 Implement after school programs that
  provide academic assistance, enrichment,
  and recreational activities.
 Provide social work support and
  connections to community resources.
 Implement a School-Wide Positive
  Behavior System.
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External Stakeholders




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External Stakeholders
Findings


 Allstakeholders (parents,
 students, faculty, and community
 members) reflected the desire to
 establish stronger community
 relationships.

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External Stakeholders
Recommendations for Your
Consideration

 Effectively utilize Cullen Home-School
  Liaison Specialist (CHSLS) to strategize,
  organize, and spearhead community
  engagement efforts.
 Through the collaboration of the CHSLS,
  principal, and faculty, reorganize and
  redevelop the PTSA.

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Community Perception




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Community Perception
Findings

 Student  Mobility
 Administrative Marketing Roles
 Community Perceptions of
  Education
 Principal as a Public Figure


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Community Perception
Recommendations for Your
Consideration
   Comprehensive Annual Public Relations
    and Marketing Plan

   Continue to foster a Welcoming and Safe
    Environment at Cullen

   Establish a Coalition of City, District, and
    Area Representatives to Promote Cullen
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Questions or Suggestions




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The UTCULP Cohort would like
   to extend our gratitude for
  your cooperation in this case
  study and for providing us the
  opportunity to learn from the
       Cullen community.


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