Mission Bay High, San Diego, California
Bachelor of Science in History/Education, Northern Arizona University
Master of Science in Special Education, St. Cloud State University
Administration Licensure, St. Mary's University
September 15, 2017
Dear Park Brook Families,
I am enjoying spending time with approximately 120 students in our after school Boot Camp. We offer this program for several reasons: fun, increase fitness levels, and preparing students for learning. Our Focus on Fitness program is designed to increase positive behaviors and increase academic growth.
As I write this article, there are 30 students registered for the Twin Cities 5K. We will have about nine field trips outside of the school day so that students can enjoy new experiences and at the same time increase our academic growth rate. Parents are always welcome to join us on most of our field trips outside of the school day. Registration forms for the Twin Cities 5K must be turned in by Wednesday, September 20.
I want all of our students reading every night. Students should read about 30 minutes every day. Students can read to themselves or be read to. Reading to a child is fun and truly helps a child with their reading and learning new vocabulary.
During the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and the data from the Minnesota Department of Education:
*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook ranked 22 out of the 25 for academic growth rate. (1 being the lowest growth, and 25 being the highest growth),
*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook had the highest growth rate for closing the academic achievement gap,
*86% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in math,
*83% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in reading.
During the 2014-2015 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools: