格兰德学校 (大岛学校) 坐落在佛蒙特州格兰德岛，位于美国东北部新英格兰地区。格兰德是一个小型乡村社区，有很多农场。格兰德学校从幼儿园到八年级，共有22位教师和大概180名学生。我们学校目前工作的一部分包括实施以培养学生能力为目标的、以利用社区内各业人士为教育资源为特色的学校社区一体教育环境建设工程。这项工作与学校数学，语言，科学，历史和艺术领域的教育教学有直接相关。
INTRODUCTION TO GRAND ISLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grand Isle School is located in Grand Isle Vermont which can be found in the north eastern region of the United States. Grand Isle is a small rural community with many farms. Grand Isle School is made of up 22 teachers and about 180 students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Part of our current work involves implementing professional learning communities with the goal of increasing our capacity by learning from the expertise within our school community. This work is directly related to teaching and learning specific to mathematics, language arts, science, history and the arts.
As Principal I am most pleased about our school's work around implementing a Mutli-Tiered Systems of Supports to help meet the varied academic and social/emotional needs of our students. This work involves teams of teachers and staff meeting weekly to look at our student's data, discuss their performance, and make decisions for instruction based on that information.
This process begins with an element of effective collaboration where structures are in place that help facilitate the teaming procedures. More specific to the social/emotional/behavior components of adolescence, Grand Isle School has implemented Positive Behavior interventions and Supports (PBiS).
PBiS is a systemic approach that uses data to help refine our practices and supports in this area. Our school's guiding behavioral expectations are Honest, Safe, and Kind. When teachers and staff observe students practicing these behaviors they are acknowledged for them. These acknowledgements are further tracked and lead to class and school-wide celebrations once a pre-determined goal has been met.
I am also proud of the highly engaged partnership our school has with the Parent Teacher Association(PTA). The PTA is comprised of parent/community members who meet monthly to support our school's work through allocating personnel and monetary means to help support our school's work. Most recently our school's leadership team has advertised for a parent/community member to serve on our school's leadership team to help further our family and community supports.