Presenters: Summer Rogers, Gina Flowers, Temika Smith, Andrew Butler
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
As a team, we collect many different data points from staff and students and then use this to design a class roster that sets up the teacher and all students for success. We have worked over the last 3 years to intentionally improve the practice of assigning students and teachers to classes. Administrators, coaches, and teachers work together to look at the whole child as well as the teacher's strengths and goals for the upcoming year to set up everyone for success. Teachers leave with their rosters completed before the summer so they can meet with specific students, families, and support staff to begin building relationships as well as attend professional development during the summer to address the student needs of their class. Our teachers love this process and feel very empowered!