HSTW Ohio Regions

Making Middle Grades Work is the middle grades component of HSTW designed to improve student achievement in the middle grades to prepare them for success in high school.

Basic Facts about MMGW

  • Began in 1997 with a grant from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to study middle grades education
  • SREB published four reports on the condition of middle grades teaching and learning in 16 states
  • Started with 28 sites in 13 states
  • Based on a comprehensive framework of key conditions and practices
  • Currently, SREB works with 244 sites in 21 states


The following is a summary of the MMGW framework. For further information access the SREB website at: www.sreb.org/programs/MiddleGrades/MiddleGradesindex.asp

Making Middle Grades Work Framework

  • High expectations with extra help and time
  • Support from parents for higher academic standards
  • A belief that all students matter
  • An academic core that prepares students for success in college-preparatory courses
  • Use of technology for learning
  • Students engaged in their learning
  • Teachers working together
  • Qualified teachers
  • Strong leadership that promotes research-based improvements
  • Using data to revise classroom practices


High Schools That Work (HSTW) is an effort-based school improvement initiative founded on the conviction that most students can master rigorous academic and career/technical studies if school leaders and teachers create an environment that motivates students to make the effort to succeed.  It is based on the simple belief that most students become "smarter" through effort and hard work.  In this environment, more students will recognize that high school matters to their future, and more students will become independent learners able to set future educational and career goals and choose which courses to take to achieve those goals.  (SREB Publication, 2005)

Basic Facts about HSTW

  • Began in 1987 with the Southern Regional Education Board-State Vocational Education Consortium
  • Started with 28 sites in 13 states
  • Currently over 1,200 sites in 30 states
  • Based on goals, key conditions and key practices


The following is a summary of the HSTW key practices. For further information access the SREB website at: www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/hstwindex.asp

High Schools That Work Key Practices

  • High expectations for all
  • Challenging program of study
  • Rigorous career-technical studies
  • Rigorous academic studies
  • Relevant work-based learning
  • Students actively engaged
  • Teachers working together
  • Extra time and extra help
  • Comprehensive guidance and advisement
  • Culture of continuous improvement 


Ohio HSTW/MMGW History

  • 1996 Ohio expressed interest in High Schools that Work.
  • 1998 Ohio became the 22nd state to join the HSTW national network.
  • 1999 year-long HSTW academy with 13 sites.
  • 2000 HSTW expanded through four regional centers and 43 sites.
  • 2002 HSTW increased to 85 sites and became a member of MMGW national network.
  • 2003 -2014 HSTW/MMGW increased to over 235 high school, career center and middle grade sites.

Ohio Regions Goals

  • Build a knowledge base built on action research.
  • Create a network of education and community partnerships across the regions.
  • Raise public awareness and support with local Boards of Education.
  • Develop the habits and skills of data-based decision making.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for teachers, coordinators, and administrators.
  • Provide specialized professional development customized for each site.
  • Provide technical assistance to sites for implementing HSTW/MMGW activities - developing site action plans, conducting assessments, analyzing data, preparing for the site review process.
  • Provide resources to sites - Ohio and national speakers, exemplary sites, books, newsletters and other print media.

 



Ohio Site Based Resources for School Improvement

This resource list is provided for your convenience. Please note that it is not comprehensive, and the schools included are all in various stages of implementation.

Consequently, there is no guarantee that these contacts will be able to meet your school’s needs. It is best to inquire as to the skills and experiences of each person listed.




National Resources

Academies/Small Learning Communities

  • South Grand Prairie High School, TX, (972) 342-1538
Active Physics
  • National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, (703) 306-1234
Actively Engaging Students
  • Debra Barham, Western Guilford High School, NC, (336) 316-5800
  • The National Paideia Center, NC, (336) 334-3729
  • Jonathon Futch, principal, Page High School, Franklin, TN, (615) 794-6385
  • Joe Dowling, principal, The Academy of Arts, Sciences and Technology, S.C., (843) 839-1412
  • Springdale High School, AR, (501) 750-8882
Adding Courses
  • Naomi Grishman, Grady High School, Atlanta, GA, (404) 853-4000
  • Carol Chance, Rabouin Career High School (504) 592-8398
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • Debbie Hinshaw, counselor, West Point High School, MS, (662) 494-2796 or (662) 494-5083 or dhinshaw@westpoint.k12.ms.us
  • Howard Everson, The College Board, (212) 713-8000
Advisor-Advisee Programs
  • Jan Struebing, counselor, Springdale High School, AR, (479) 750-8883 or jstruebing@k12.sdale.org
  • Debra Urry, Talbot County Public Schools, Easton, MD, (410) 822-0330
  • Monica Smith, North Laurel High School, London, KY, (606) 877-1712 or msmith@laurel.k12.ky.us
  • Karen Delaney, assistant principal, Pendleton County High School, KY, (606) 654-4235
  • Deborah Urry, HSTW Site Coordinator, Talbot County Schools, Easton, MD, (410) 822-0330
  • Barbara Renzoni, principal, Tri-County Regional Vo-Tech High School, Franklin, MA, (508) 528-5400
  • Sandra Walls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, DE., (302) 856-0961
  • Nancy Addis, career counselor, Walhalla High School, S.C., (864) 638-4582 or naddis@oconee.k12.sc.us
  • Lynn Nobles, Lake Weir High School, Citra, FL, (352) 671-6010
  • Diane Wells, Baker County High School, Macclenny, FL, (352) 259-6286
  • Veronica Carroll, principal, Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Northampton, MA, (413) 587-1415
  • Elizabeth Drake, principal, North High School, Worcester, MA, (508) 799-3370
  • Chris Glover, HSTW coordinator, Burns High School, Lawndale, N.C., (704) 538-7403
After-School Programs
  • S. Falatek, Sussex Technical High School, DE, (302) 856-2543
Algebra I Exam
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS), Clyde Reese, (609) 734-1987
Algebridge
  • Everyday Learning Corporation (800) 382-7670
Applied Teaching Strategies
  • Kenna Barger, mathematics teacher, Randolph County Vo-Tech Center, W.V., (304) 636-9195
  • Pat Fraley and Sharon Oxendine mathematics teachers, George Rogers Clark High School, KY, (606) 744-6111
  • Ann Booth, mathematics teacher, Lincoln County High School, KY, (606) 365-9111
  • Linda Dunsmore, Kentucky Department of Education, (502) 564-3775 Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), (800) 354-9706
ASE Certification At Your Fingertips: Using Everyday Data to Improve Schools
  • Jane Sanborn, MPR Associates, (800) 677-6987
Authentic Assessment
  • Douglas Reeves, Center for Performance Assessment, Denver, CO, (303) 504-9312
  • Steve Shekell, Performance Learning Systems (800) 757-3878
  • Karen Delaney, Pendleton County High School, KY, (859) 654-3355
Building Trust
  • Gary Perkins, Middletown High School, Middletown, OH, (513) 420-4500
Career Clusters and Majors
  • Susan Tidyman, The Career Academy Support Network (CASN), (510) 643-5748
  • Lin Bushmore, Fort Pierce/Westwood High School, FL, (561) 468-5414
Career Planning Guides
  • Graham Wied, Henry County High School, Newcastle, KY, (502) 845-8670
  • Madison Southern High School, KY, (502) 986-8424
  • Donnalie Stratton, Kentucky Dept. of Education, (502) 564-3775
Career Resource Center
  • Aurela Levesque, guidance director, Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, MA, (781) 585-3844
Career Simulations
  • Classroom, Inc., 245 fifth Ave., 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016, (800) 258-0640, www.classroominc.org
Career/Technical Certifications and Credentials Change: Designing and Leading Successful Change Initiatives Classroom Management
  • How to be an Effective Teacher: The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong, Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc., 1998, (605) 965-7896 or www.firstdaysofschool.com
  • Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation by Fredric Jones, Fredric H. Jones and Associates, Inc., 2000. 103 Quarry Lane, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 831-425-8222 or www.fredjones.com
  • Bert Simmons, Simmons Associates - The Education Company, San Diego, CA, (619) 437-0332
Cognitive Tutor Common Planning Time
  • Jim Flynn, principal, Shelby County High School, KY, (502) 633-2344
Communicating with Parents and Diversity/Urban Education
  • Ruby Payne, RFT Publishing Co., Baytown, TX, (800) 424-9484 or rftpub@aol.com
Community/Academy Clusters
  • Nathaniel Gibson, Arundel High School, Gambrills, MD, (410) 674-6500
  • Sandra Walls-Cullota, Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, DE., (302) 856-0961
  • Chicago High School for the Agriculture Science, Chicago, Ill, (773) 535-2500
  • Turner Tech., Miami, FL, (305) 691-8324
  • Saunders Trades and Technical High School, Yonkers, NY, (914) 376-8149
Comprehensive Discipline Program
  • Jose' Treviño, principal, Austin High School, TX, (713) 923-7751
Comprehensive Guidance Plan and an Adviser/Advisee Program Computer as Instructional Tool
  • Tom Snyder, Productions, 800 Coolidge Hill Road, Watertown, MA. 02472, (800) 342-0236, www.teachtsp.com
Concentrations Contextual Algebra
  • Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), Waco, TX, (254) 776-1822
Cooperative Learning
  • Spencer Kagan, Kagan Cooperative Learning, (800) WEE-COOP Career and Technical Education in Virginia, www.CTEresource.org
  • Glenn Posmer, Somonauk High School, Somonauk, IL, (815) 498-2314
Creating the Learning-Centered School Curriculum Integration
  • Swansong Productions (703) 430-6477
  • Janis Jordan, Victoria Indep. Schools, TX, (361) 788-9267 or jmjordan@cox-internet.com
  • Deede Sharpe, Teaching for Understanding, (407) 647-7487
Curriculum Mapping/Alignment
  • Nancy Cover, site coordinator, Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, VA, (804) 465-2907
  • Eastern Guilford High School, Gibsonville, NC, (336) 274-8461
  • Liz Edwards, site coordinator, Douglas Byrd High School, NC, (910) 484-8121
  • Janis Jordan, Victoria Independent Schools, TX, (361) 788-9267 or jmjordan@cox-internet.com
  • The College Board, (212) 713-8000
Developing Courses
  • Steve Nestor, Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, MA, (781) 585-3844
Different Learning Levels
  • Sheila Mann, Wyoming County Career & Technical Center, W.V., (304) 732-8050
Diversity/Urban Education
  • Ruby Payne, RFT Publishing Co., Baytown, TX, (800) 424-9484 or rftpub@aol.com
Double-Dosing
  • Maria Mosley, Fort Pierce/Westwood High School, FL, (561) 468-5414
  • Polytech High School, Woodside, DE, (302) 697-3255
Electronic Portfolios
  • John Thomas, Blackstone Valley Regional Technical School (508) 529-7758
Eliminatng English Levels
  • North Forsythe High School, GA. (770) 781-6637
  • Springdale High School, Ark., (501) 750-8883
  • Durant High School, TX, (580) 924-1054
  • Dr. Leo Egan, coordinator, Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, MA, (781) 585-3844
  • Linda Mabe, Eastern Gilford High School, NC, (336) 274-8461
Evaluation Checklist for Teachers
  • Diane Troquill, North De Soto High School, Stonewall, LA, (318) 925-6917
Exploratory Courses
  • Larry Monoghan, principal, Delcastle Technical High School, DE, (302) 995-8099
  • Gail White, director, Lake Career and Technical Center, MO, (573) 346-9277
Extra Help
  • Joseph Oley, Jr., principal, Meadowbrook High School, Richmond, VA, (804) 743-3685
  • Starr Hermann, Glencliff High School, TN, (615) 333-5092
  • Jonathon Futch, Page High School, Franklin, TN, (615) 794-6385
  • Peter Fisher, assistant principal, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA, (804) 733-2720
  • Bill Bunger, Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown, Ind., (765) 489-4511, ext. 306
  • Renee Murray, SREB, (404) 875-9211, ext. 274
  • Grady Franklin, Chase High School, Forest City, N.C., (828) 245-5883
  • Jeffrey Jernigan, principal, Cape Fear High School, Fayetteville, N.C. (910) 483-0191
Faculty Retreats
  • Gary Keller, Educational Solutions, KY, (270) 684-4593
  • Billie Smith, assistant principal, Choctaw High School, OK, (405) 390-8899
Grading Policies
  • The Academy of Arts and Sciences, Myrtle Beach, S.C., (803) 449-3349
  • Robert Lynn Canady, consultant & retired professor, (804) 979-5239 or 924-3866 or rlynncanady@gateway.net
Guidance and Advisement Programs
  • Jan Struebing, Springdale High School, AR, (501) 750-8883
  • Sandra Walls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, DE, (302) 856-0961
  • Nancy Addis, career counselor, Walhalla High School, S.C., (864) 638-4582 or naddis@oconee.k12.sc.us
  • Lynn Nobles, Lake Weir High School, Citra, FL, (352) 671-6010
  • Diane Wells, Baker County High School, Macclenny, FL, (352) 259-6286
Hands-On Science Materials
  • Thomas Hsu, Cambridge Physics Outlet, (800) 932-5227
  • Active Physics (Hardcover modules, complete teacher resources with PC software) Aligned with Ohio HS Graduation Test and National Science Foundation objectives. Publisher: It's About Time, Lizz Pabon, 84 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY, 10504
  • Biology in the Community (book and program video) Publisher: Everyday Learning, 2168 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, IL, 60681-2960
  • CORD contextual teaching texts for math and science, CCI Publishing (CORD materials), P.O. Box 21206, Waco, TX, 7670201206 or www.ccipublishing.com, 800-231-3015
Health Sciences Program
  • Laurene McLemore, consultant, Tennessee Department of Education, (615) 532-2839
  • Diane Sharp, consultant, Kentucky Department of Education, (502) 564-3775
High ESOL Population
  • Virginia Miller, Los Fresnos High School, TX, (956) 233-4407
High-Scoring Sites
  • Jim Boyette, principal, Fort Mill High School, S.C., (803) 548-1900
Homework
  • Barbara Renzoni, principal, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School, Franklin, MA, (508) 528-5400
  • Sheila Smith, principal, Harlan Independent High School, KY, (606) 573-8750
  • Duane McManus, principal, Breman High School, GA, (770) 537-2592
  • Dale Getto, assistant principal, Abrookin Technical Center, NY, (518) 438-2501
HSTW Sites with Exemplary Science Departments
  • Gloucester High School, VA, (804) 693-2526
  • Minuteman Science and Technology High School, MA, (781) 861-6500
  • Madison Southern High School, KY, (606) 986-8424
  • Walhalla High School, S.C., (864) 638-4582
HSTW Sites with High Reading Scores
  • John Thomas, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational High School, MA, (508) 529-7758, ext. 3014
  • Harold D. Nall, Eastern Guilford High School, Gibsonville, NC, (336) 449-6711
  • Springdale High School, Ark., (501) 750-8832
  • Fort Mill High School, S.C., (803) 548-1900
  • Walhalla High School, S.C., (864) 638-4582
  • Al Logsdon, principal, Heritage Hills Junior/Senior High School, Lincoln City, IN., (812) 937-4472
  • Michelle Pedigo, Barren County High School, (270) 651-6314
  • Elizabeth Willett, Monroe county High School, KY, (270) 487-5456
Improving Attendance
  • Thomasenia Benson, retired principal, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, S.C., (803) 786-2141
  • Hodgson Vocational Technical School, Newark, DE, (302) 834-0990 www.jostens.com
  • Joseph Pruden, (301) 341-7436
Increasing Minority Student Achievement
  • Upward Bound, upbound@umbc.edu or (410) 455-2700
  • InRoads, Baltimore, Md., (410) 244-1040, or hholt@inroads.org
  • Myers Park High School, N.C., (704) 343-5800
  • Orangeburg School District Five, Orangeburg, S.C., (803) 534-5454
Increasing Parental Participation
  • Susan Koett, principal, Daviess County High School, Owensboro, KY, (270) 684-5285
  • Susan Quattrociocchi, Northeast Tech Prep Consortium, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA, sussanq@aol.com or (425) 564-1000
  • Marsha Robinson, counselor, Daviess County High School, KY, (270) 684-5285
  • Amanda Gann, Southeastern Guilford High School, N.C., (336) 674-4300
Instructional Strategies
  • Dr. Roger Mackey, Grove City College, Grove City, PA, (724) 458-2000
Integrating Instruction
  • Jane Sanborn, MPR Associates, (510) 849-4942
  • Mike Patrick, Lee County High School, KY (606) 464-5005
  • Frank Vail, Swansea High School, SC (803) 568-1100
  • Sue Cull, Owen Valley High School, IN (812) 829-2266
  • Jim Amara, Minuteman Science and Technology High School, MA (781) 861-6500
  • Dan Bruffey, president, Dan Bruffey, Inc., Garner, NC (919) 772-7280 or dbruffey@mindspring.com
  • Kathy Harris, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (707) 664-3929
  • Sandy Brossard (803) 732-3164 Pat Mikos, Maryland Department of Education, (410) 767-0100
  • John Thomas, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational High School, MA, (508) 529-7758 ext. 3014
Interactive Algebra Concepts
  • Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), (800) 354-9706
Interdisciplinary Planning Time
  • Kent Polytech High School, Woodside, DE (302) 697-3255
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational High School, Upton, MA (508) 529-7758
Job Shadowing
  • Sterling Van Der Spuy, Tennessee Department of Education, (615) 532-1632
Leadership Skills and Team Development for Educational Professionals
  • Steve Kussman, executive director, Utilities Business Education Coalition (UBEC), 703/391-0022
  • Dan Bruffey, consultant, Dan Bruffey, Inc., Garner, NC (919) 772-7280 or dbruffey@mindspring.com
  • Mike Rutherford, consultant, Rutherford Learning Group, 704/845-0874, mrutherford@carolina.rr.com
Looking at Student Work
  • Lauren Resnick, (916) 546-7620
  • Margery Staley, principal, Norview High School, Norfolk, VA (757) 852-4500
  • Karen Kennedy, coordinator, CFG Project, J.L. Mann High School, Greenville, SC (864) 281-1150
  • Annenberg Institute for School Reform, www.LASW.org
  • National Center on Education and the Economy, www.ncee.org
  • Atlas Community of Schools, Education Development Center, Inc., www.edc.org
Mastery Algebra
  • Vicki Smith, Springdale High School, AR (501) 750-8832
  • Larry Clark, Sr., principal, Wren High School, SC (864) 850-5900
  • Jean M. King, principal, Gloucester High School, VA (804) 693-2526
  • John Booth, (623) 979-5892
Model Office
  • Staunton River High School, Moneta, VA, (540) 297-7151
  • Pheobus High School, Hampton, VA, (757) 727-1000
Motivating Students
  • Steve Barkley, Performance Learning Systems, Inc., (800) 526-4630
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • NCTM (800) 235-7566
National English Standards
  • Council for Basic Education (CBE), (800) 933-2723
National Science Standards Ninth-Grade Guidance Curriculum
  • Seneca High School, Seneca, S.C., (864) 885-5000
Ninth-Grade Learning Centers
  • Cathy Hinckley, Lake Weir High School, Citra, FL, (352) 671-4820
Ninth-Grade Summer Programs
  • Rhenida Rennie, Forsyth County Schools, GA, (770) 887-2461
Ninth-Grade Transition Programs
  • Laurie D'anna, principal, Patterson High School, Baltimore, MD (410) 396-6997
  • Graham Wied, Henry County High School, Newcastle, KY (502) 845-2888
  • Maria Mosley, Fort Pierce-Westwood High School, FL (561) 468-5414
  • Jonathon Futch, principal, Page High School, Franklin, TN (615) 794-6385
  • Abigail Hugine, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, (803) 533-6315
  • Kent Polytech High School Woodside, DE (302) 697-3255
  • Dana Crump, North Marion High School, Citra, FL, (352) 671-4820
  • Anna Arnold, Henry County BOE, GA, (770) 957-6547
Organizing Faculty Teams
  • Linda Herman, principal, Windsor Forest High School, Savannah, GA, (912) 921-3710
  • Billie Smith, assistant principal, Choctaw High School, Choctaw, OK, (405) 390-8899
  • Egle Gallagher, Stranahan High School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (954) 765-6831
Organizing Small Academies
  • Charlie Dayton, California Partnership Academy, (510) 643-6503 or dayton@oro.net
  • Marilyn Raby, (415) 851-2359
  • Susan Tidyman, the Career Academy Support Network (CASN), (510) 643-5748
Pacesetter Program
  • Steve Green, The College Board (212) 713-8000 The College Board, Lola Greene, (212) 713-8201
Parent/Teacher/Student Contracts
  • Amanda Gann, Southeastern Guilford High School, NC (336) 674-4300
Portfolio Development
  • Carolyn Ross, career/technical education coordinator, Albemarle Co. Public Schools, VA (804) 296-5812
  • Lee Davis-Brown, vocational planner, Charlottesville City Schools, VA (804) 245-2400
  • Angela Avery, director, Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Walpole, MA, (508) 668-0268
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational High School, Upton, MA, (508) 529-7758
Pre-AP Courses
  • Durant High School, Tx., (580) 924-1054
Project Lead the Way
  • Carolyn Helm, Southern Regional Education Board, (404) 875-9211
Project-Based Learning
  • Swansong Productions, (703) 430-6477
  • Laurie Leach, professional development coordinator, AutoDesk Foundation, San Rafael, CA (415) 507-6453
  • Sheryl Finkle, North Central College, Aurora, IL (630) 859-1241
  • Adria Steinberg, Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA (617) 728-4446
  • Sandy Brossard, (803) 732-3164, sarvisp@aol.com
  • Jayne Hogan, Marion County High School, Lebanon, KY, (270) 692-6066
  • Sandra Wallis-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, DE, (302) 856-0961
Project-Based Mathematics Staff Development
  • Kenna Barger, Elkins High School, W.V., (304) 636-9195
Public and Parental Engagement in High Schools
  • Annenburg Institute for School Reform (AISR) Brown University, (401) 863-7990
  • Betsy Layne High School, KY (606) 478-9138
Reaching, Teaching, and Motivating Adults Reading and Writing for Learning
  • Mark Forget, MAX Teaching Reading and Writing, Decatur, GA, (757) 756-3648 or mforget@maxteaching.com
  • Dr. Ray Morgan, professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, (757) 683-4181
  • Center for Effective Communication, West Newbury, MA, (800) 932-4477
Reading for Learning
  • Mark Forget, consultant, MAX Teaching with Reading and Writing (757) 576-3648 or mforget@maxteaching.com
  • Ray Morgan, professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, (757) 683-4181
  • Harriette Arrington, hjarri1@pop.uky.edu (859) 264-9727
  • Connie Lester, Paris, KY, (859) 987-0989 Attleboro High School, MA, (508) 222-0012
  • Charlotte Martin, former principal, (804) 725-5737
Research in the Classroom
  • Allen Phelps, University of Wisconsin, (608) 236-2714
Research Papers
  • Angela Avery, principal, Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Walpole, MA, (508) 668-0268
  • Ruth Ann Phillips, RAPMOM1@aol.com
Revising Career/Technical Programs
  • Frank Langford, Fred P. Hamilton Career Center, Seneca, S.C., (864) 885-5011
  • Egle Gallagher, Stranahan High School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (954) 765-6831
  • Ronald Hunter, principal, William Turner Technical High School, FL, (305) 691-8324
  • Sharon Collett, principal, Franklin County High School, Frankfort, KY, (502) 695-6750
  • Peggy Lynch Brennan, NY, (518) 486-1547
  • Cliff Herbert, Questar III, NY, (518) 477-8771 or cherbert@qiii_mail.questar.org
School within a School
  • Penny Summers, Lee High School, Huntsville, AL (205) 532-4830
Science Projects in the Workplace
  • Maureen Boino, science teacher, Pittsfield High School, Pittsfield, MA, (413) 499-9537
Senior Projects
  • James Amara, Minuteman Science and Technology High School, Lexington, MA (781) 861-6500
  • Kevin Burr, Garden City High School, KS (620) 276-5170
  • The Academy of Arts and Sciences, Myrtle Beach, S.C., (843) 839-1412
  • Gerald Allen, Hodgson High School, DE (302) 834-0999
  • Kathy Vires, principal, South Laurel High School, KY (606) 878-8181
  • Adria Steinberg, Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA, (617) 728-4446
  • Patricia Clark, Alameda County Schools, CA (510) 670-4211
  • South Laurel High School and The Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology, S.C., (803) 449-3349
  • Aimee Wyatt, site coordinator, Page High School, Franklin, TN, (615) 595-2080
  • Debbie Felts, South Laurel High School, London, KY, (606) 862-4727
  • Sandra Walls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, DE, (302) 856-0961
Sharing HSTW with Faculty
  • Dr. Patrick Michel, principal, Pine Bush High School, NY, (845) 744-2031
  • Cliff Herbert, Questar III, N.Y., (518) 477-8771 or cherbert@qiii_mail.questar.org
Silent Sustained Reading Program
  • Al Logsdon, principal, Heritage Hills High School, IN, (812) 937-4472
Skills USA - VICA Small Learning Communities (SLCs)
  • South Grand Prairie High School, TX, (972) 342-1538
  • Susan Tidyman, the Career Academy Support Network (CASN), (510) 643-5748
  • Charlie Dayton, the Career Academy Support Network (CASN), (510) 643-6503 or dayton@oro.net
  • The National Career Academy Coalition, Sandy Mittelsteadt, executive director, (215) 546-7084
  • National Academy Foundation, NY, (212) 635-2400
  • Marilyn Raby, (415) 851-2359
  • Ronald Hunter, principal, William Turner Technical High School, FL, (305) 691-8324
  • Sharon Hansen, assistant principal, Kent Island High School, MD, (410) 604-2070
Socratic Method
  • Cheryl Treadway, National Paideia Center, (336) 334-3735
  • Dr. Jonathon Futch, principal, Page High School, Franklin, TN, (615) 794-6385
  • Burt Plum, Louisville, KY, (502) 267-7639 or burt62846@aol.com
  • Robert Lynn Canady, consultant & retired professor, (804) 979-5239 or 924-3866 or rlynncanady@gateway.net
Solving Authentic Problems
  • Kenna Barger, mathematics teacher, Elkins High School, WV (304) 636-9195
  • James Amara, Minuteman Technical High School, Lexington, MA (781) 861-6500
  • CORD contextual teaching texts for math and science, CCI Publishing (CORD materials), P.O. Box 21206, Waco, TX 7670201206 or www.ccipublishing.com, 800-231-3015
Solving Meaningful Science Problems
  • Sallie Salyers, North Atlanta High School, GA (404) 351-0895
Strategies for Getting Students to Take More Mathematics and Science
  • Carl Johnson, principal, Westwood High School, Memphis, TN (901) 789-8000
  • James Bacchus, principal, Whitehaven High School, Memphis, TN (901) 348-3000
Student Mentors
  • North Marion High School, Citra, FL, (352) 620-7587
Student Planners
  • Premier Agendas Inc., (360) 734-1153
Student-Based Enterprises
  • Green Run High School, Virginia Beach, VA, (757) 431-4040
  • Dr. James Victory, Hampton High School, VA, (757) 825-4430
Student/Teacher Input
  • Charlotte Martin, former principal, (804) 725-5737
Summer Institutes
  • Tom Scruggs, principal, Oakhaven Middle/High School, Memphis, TN, (901) 366-2300
  • Karen Whitehouse, (502) 564-3678
  • John McDermott, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School, Billerica, MA, (978) 667-2111
Teacher as Advisor Program
  • Jan Struebing, Springdale High School, AR, (501) 750-8883
  • Karen Delaney, assistant principal, Pendleton County High School, KY, (606) 654-4235
  • Deborah Urry, HSTW Site Coordinator, Talbot County Schools, Easton, MD (410) 822-0330
  • Joseph Beasley, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, Franklin, MA, (508) 528-5400
Teacher Externships
  • Jenny Sweet, Rockcastle County Board of Education, Mt. Vernon, KY (606) 256-2125
Teacher Study Groups
  • Joan Kozlovsky, (410) 879-4930
  • Marilyn Katzenmeyer, Professional Development Center, Inc., FL, (800) 332-2268
  • Egle Gallagher, Stranahan High School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (954) 765-6831
  • Fred Jones, Tools for Teaching, www.fredjones.com
  • Lynn Baber and Terri Jenkins, Augusta, GA, (706) 737-5155
  • Doug McNally, Taconic High School, Pittsfield, MA, (413) 448-9600
Teaching for Understanding: Integration Workshops
  • Deede Sharpe, (407) 647-7487
Teaching in the Block
  • Robert Lynn Canady, University of Virginia, (804) 924-0861
  • Gloucester High School, VA, (804) 693-2526
  • Jimmy Johnson, Rock Hill District 3, AL, (803) 981-1000
Teaching Using the Semester Block
  • Sam Watkins, Lee County High School, KY (606) 464-5005
  • Greg Smith, principal, North Laurel High School, KY (606) 877-1712
  • Sandra Wallls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, DE (302) 856-0961
Team Structure for HSTW
  • Sharon Hansen, assistant principal, Kent Island High School, Stevensville, MD, (410) 604-2070
  • Billie Smith, assistant principal, Choctaw High School, OK, (405) 390-8899
Teambuilding for Faculty/Organizing Faculty Teams
  • Linda Herman, principal, Windsor Forest High School, Savannah, GA, (912) 921-3710
Teambuilding for Team Builders Teambuilding: Creating and Sustaining High-Performance Teams The Skillful Teacher
  • Elizabeth Drake, principal, North High School, Worcester, MA (508) 799-3370
Time Management for Instructional Leaders Using Data to Increase Student Success
  • Curtis Weathers, Memphis City Schools, (901) 722-4552
  • Jane Sanborn, MPR Associates, (510) 849-4942
  • Dan Bruffey, consultant, Dan Bruffey, Inc., Garner, NC, (919) 772-7280 or dbruffey@mindspring.com
  • Gary Suracci, principal, Career and Technical Education Center, NY, (845) 331-6680 ext. 234
  • James Collins, school support services, Capital Region BOCES, Latham, NY, (518) 786-3276
  • Marilyn Gates, Western New York Service Council, University of Buffalo, (716) 645-2932
Using the Semester Block
  • Sam Watkins, Woodford County High School, KY, (606) 464-5005 or (606) 873-5434
  • Sandra Walls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, DE, (302) 856-0961
  • Gary Keller, Educational Solutions, KY, (270) 684-4593 VICA mathematics test: www.vica.org
  • Len Mrachek, Hennepin Technical College, MN (612) 944-2222 Ext 3545, or len.mrachek@ccc.henn.tec.mn.us
Work-Based Learning
  • Henry County Leadership Academy, KY (502) 845-8670
Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum
  • Mark Forget, consultant, MAX Teaching with Reading and Writing (757) 576-3648 or mforget@maxteaching.com
  • Phil Mathews, consultant, Mechanicsburg, PA, (717) 761-2410
  • Martin Hudek, principal, Weir High School, Weirton, W.V., (304) 748-7600
  • Carol Adams, Myrtle Beach, S.C., (843) 272-1334, caroladams@sc.rr.com
  • Ann Edison, Menchville High School, Newport News, VA, (757) 886-7722
  • Anthony Steele, curriculum coordinator, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Tech., Upton, MA, (508) 529-7758
  • Robert Keuther, principal, Quincy High School, Quincy, MA, (617) 984-8700
  • Ruth Ann Phillips, RAPMOM1@aol.com Collins Education Associates, West Newbury, MA, (800) 932-4477
  • Renee Murray, SREB, (404) 875-9211 ext. 274


Contact the Northeast Region

Diana L. Rogers
Regional Coordinator
1651 Otter Ct.
Grove City, OH 43123
phone 614.871.9002
fax 614.871.4276
e-mail hstwne@wowway.com

Judy Cheatwood
MMGW Technical Support Consultant
e-mail jfcheat@aol.com

Margie Hamler
Project Manager
e-mail hstwne@efcts.us

Ken Rogers
Project Assistant
e-mail hstwne@wowway.com

Cindy Rolfe
Project Assistant
e-mail hstwne@efcts.us

Terry Wheeler
Technical Support Consultant
phone 330.864.1888
e-mail twheeler2301@msn.com

Peggy Wiley
HSTW Technical Support Consultant
e-mail mwiley1209@yahoo.com

General Mailing:
Eastland-Fairfield
Career & Technical School
4300 Amalgamated Place
Suite 100
Groveport, OH 43125

General Office:
phone 614.830.0141
fax 614.830.0142
e-mail hstwne@efcts.us



Contact the Northwest Region

Nancy A. Pietras
Regional Coordinator
phone 419.530.7220
fax 419.530.7240
e-mail nancy.pietras@utoledo.edu
HHS - Room 3017A MS 119
2801 Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606

Debra Schneider
Project Manager
phone 419.530.7237
fax 419.530.7240
e-mail debra.schneider@utoledo.edu
HHS - Room 3019 MS 119
2801 Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606

Marie Geisel
Secretary
phone 419.530.7220
e-mail marie.geisel@utoledo.edu
HHS - Room 3019 MS 119
Tom Kluding
Technical Support Consultant
phone 419.366.9095
e-mail tkluding@buckeye-express.com
HHS - Room 3024 MS 119

Jim Posta
Technical Support Consultant
phone 419.530.7226
fax 419.530.3206
e-mail jim.posta@utoledo.edu
HHS - Room 3024 MS 119

Dave Mulica
Technical Support Consultant
phone 419.663.8131
e-mail davemulica@accnorwalk.com

Otto Meyer
Technical Support Consultant
phone 330.653.8559
e-mail ogmeyer@adelphia.net
1949 Middleton Road
Hudson, OH 44236



Contact the Central/Southeast Region

Joyce Odor
Regional Coordinator
Phone 740.349.6098
fax 740.670.5016 (FAX)
E-mail jodor@laca.org

Robin Galbari
HSTW Consultant
Phone 740.349.6091
E-mail rgalbari@laca.org

Carla Hoback
HSTW Consultant
Phone 740.389.3885
E-mail hobs@acc-net.com
General Mailing:
HSTW Central/SE Ohio Region
c/o Licking County ESC
675 Price Road
Newark, OH 43055

Melanee Iden
Project Assistant
Phone 740.670.5015
fax 740.670.5016 (FAX)
E-mail miden@laca.org

Cindy Wheeler
HSTW Consultant
Phone 330.864.1888
E-mail cwheeler2301@msn.com



Contact the Southwest Region

Linda Radtke
Regional Coordinator
phone 513.619.2330
fax 513.851.4791
e-mail radtke@hstw.org

Bruce Bradford
High School Project Coordinator
e-mail bbradford@hstw.org

Angelina Chears
Accounting/Office Manager
e-mail chears@hstw.org


General Mailing:
HSTW SW Ohio
Greenhills Community Bldg.
8 Enfield St., Room 217
Cincinnati, OH 45218
Deb Grant
Site Consultant
e-mail debgrant@woh.rr.com

Ruth Mitchell
Literacy Project Coordinator
e-mail mitchellm@hstw.org

Lynette Montgomery
Program Coordinator
e-mail lmontgomery@hstw.org

Ed Perkins
Middle School Project Coordinator
e-mail eperkins@hstw.org

Mike Ross
Data Consultant
e-mail mikeross@bright.net



Northeast Region

Northeast

WELCOME to the HSTW Northeast (NE) Ohio Region web page.

Regional Facts: The HSTW NE Ohio Region currently serves 32 implementing high schools and career-technical centers and 18 Making Middle Grades Work sites.

Our commitment is to serve the schools in the region by advocating and supporting full implementation of the goals, key conditions and key practices of the HSTW and MMGW whole-school improvement design.

The HSTW NE Regional staff is available to assist you by providing:

  • Regional Professional Development - workshops for superintendents, principals, site coordinators, teachers and interested stakeholders. If you are unable to attend, check out the "Files" below for NE Professional Development notes and handouts
  • Partnership Professional Development - regional grants to support local professional development in partnership with the regional office
  • On-Site Coaching - assist with the development of focus teams, preparation for a Self-Review Process (SRP), administering the HSTW Assessment and Teacher and Student Survey and the Middle Grades Teacher and Student Surveys, along with  data analysis, and implementation of the site action plans

WHAT'S MAKING NEWS

Welcome New Implementing Sites: 

  • Akron STEM High School
  • Akron STEM Middle School
  • Akron Innis Middle School
  • Indian Creek High School
  • Steubenville High School
  • Steubenville Harding Middle School

Congratulations to the following schools that received an award at the 28th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference:

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center - HSTW Platinum High Achievement Award
Massillon Washington High School - HSTW Platinum High Achievement Award
Northwestern High School - HSTW Gold Achievement Award
Trumbull Career and Technical Center - HSTW Platinum High Achievement Award
 



  
Staff
Margie Hamler and Cindy Rolfe

Site Coaches
Ron Davidoff, Cindy Harris, Diane Jamieson, Karen Johnson, Kara Mitchell, Rich Ranallo, Susan Rhoades, Diana Rogers, Jack Tomasko, Cindy Wheeler and Terry Wheeler

For more information on HSTW or MMGW in the NE region:

Regional Coordinator
Diana L. Rogers
PH: 614.871.9002
FAX: 614.871.4276
hstwne@wowway.com

Mailing Address
HSTW NE Ohio Region
4300 Amalgamated Place, Suite 100
Groveport, OH 43125
PH: 614.830.0141
FAX: 614.830.0142
hstwne@efcts.us

 



Northwest Region

Nothwest RegionWELCOME to the Northwest Ohio HSTW regional web page.

Regional Facts: The Northwest Region currently provides technical assistance in comprehensive systemic school reform to 49 sites in Northwest Ohio. We are welcoming numerous other sites to the exploring phase of the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work framework for their school reform model.The HSTW NW Regional staff is available to assist you by providing:

  • Regional Professional Development - workshops for teachers, coordinators, administrators on various aspects of HSTW
  • Extensive Professional Development and specialized programs/workshops
  • Formal and Informal Consulting - help creating/implementing site action plans and team development
  • Targeted Support - guidance through the Site Review Process
  • General Assistance - aid with analysis of HSTW Assessment data
  • Monthly Regional Newsletters

Congratulations! The following schools received an award at the 28th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on July 16, 2014.



Central/Southeast Region

Central/Southeast Region WELCOME to the Central/Southeast Ohio HSTW web page.

Regional Facts:
The Central/SE Region serves school districts in 25 counties in central, southern, and southeastern Ohio. Eleven high schools, six 7-12 schools, one 5-12 school, eight career centers, and fifteen middle schools are currently implementing HSTW and MMGW. In addition, we support several school systems involved in the exploring or planning phases of HSTW and MMGW.

Our commitment is to serve the schools in the region by advocating and supporting full
implementation of the goals, key conditions, and key practices of the HSTW/MMGW whole-school improvement frameworks.

Services provided by the CSE Ohio region include:

  • Professional development offered in various locations across the region
  • On-site coaching
  • Forums for collaboration among sites on best practices, issues, and concerns
  • Distribution of pertinent resource materials
  • On-site professional development based on school need

What's Making News!

HSTW/MMGW Central/SE Region

Welcome new implementing HSTW/MMGW site for FY15:

  • Delaware Area Career Center, South Campus

Welcome new superintendents:

  • Lindy Douglas - Alexander Local Schools
  • Andrew Miller - Buckeye Valley Local Schools
  • Steve Easterling - Dawson-Bryant Local Schools
  • Tim Dettwiller - Madison-Plains Local School District
  • Tom Perkins - Mid-East Career & Technology Centers
  • Melinda Burnside - New Boston Local Schools

Welcome new principals and directors:

  • Shawn Haughn - Bloom-Carroll High School
  • Cindy Freeman - Bloom-Carroll Middle School
  • Ty Johnson - Chesapeake Middle School
  • Dean Mader - Dawson-Bryant High School
  • Kelley Barber - Delaware Area Career Center - North Campus
  • Kristina Lucas - Delaware Area Career Center - South Campus
  • Chris Walton - Rushville Middle School
  • Dave Mounts - Fort Frye High School
  • Matt Durst - Granville High School
  • Dr. Matthew Unger - Madison-Plains High School
  • Donnie Stapleton - Glenwood High School
  • Ben Coleman - South Point High School
  • Rochelle Rankin - Rosemore Middle School

Welcome new site coordinators:

  • Jim Roberts - Barlow-Vincent Elementary School
  • Kellie Krason - Belpre High School
  • Dave Mangus - Career and Technical Education Center of Licking County
  • Andrea Zaph - Collins Career Center
  • Miki Rowland - Little Hocking Elementary School
  • Jeremy Grosklos - Marietta High School
  • Molly Oliver - Rushville Middle School
  • Monica Phillips - Rushville Middle School
  • Jennifer Jones - Sciotoville East High School
  • Stacy Wise - South Point High School
  • Christina Stoutenburg - Tolles Career and Technical Center
  • Jill Lipscomb - Warren Elementary School

    Congratulations! The following schools received an award at the 28th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on July 16, 2014.

    • Bloom-Carroll High School - HSTW Platinum High Achievement Award
    • Clay Junior/Senior High School - HSTW Gold Achievement Award
    • Fort Frye High School - HSTW Gold Achievement Award
    • Marietta High School - HSTW Gold Improvement Award
    • Little Hocking Elementary School - MMGW Depth of Implementation Award

      SPOTLIGHT ON CENTRAL/SOUTHEAST REGION HSTW/MMGW SITES

      Collins Career Center Case Study

      Morgan High School Case Study



      Regional Coordinator 
      Joyce Odor
      PH:  740-349-6098
      FAX:  740-670-5016
      jodor@laca.org

      Project Assistant 
      Melanee Iden
      PH:  740-349-6098
      FAX:  740-670-5016

      miden@laca.org

      Project Assistant
      Amy McDaniel
      PH:  740-349-6098
      FAX:  740-670-5016
      amcdaniel@laca.org

      Mailing Address
      HSTW Central/SE Ohio Region
      c/o Licking County ESC
      145 North Quentin Road
      Newark, OH 43055











Southwest Region

Southwest RegionWELCOME to the Southwest Ohio HSTW Regional web page.

Regional Facts: HSTW SW Ohio is a partnership of school districts engaged in comprehensive, systemic school reform. The mission of this partnership is to build the capacity of its member districts to successfully improve student academic and career-technical performance.

All students will graduate on time, ready for their next steps.

Mission metrics:

  1. Percent of students proficient or above on OAT at grades 6 and 8
  2. Percent of students passing the OGT the first time
  3. Percent of member districts having 85% of their students achieve the SREB benchmark in all subjects on the HSTW and MMGW Assessments
  4. Percent of member districts with student mean scores equal to or above the mean scores for high-scoring sites in all subject areas on the HSTW/MMGW Assessments

HSTW SW Ohio's vision is to be recognized as a value-added partner in school processes and student performance improvement by creating and sustaining value-added collaborative services and expanding use of those services among member districts.

Current collaborative services include:

  1. Superintendent/CEO's and Principals' Learning Communities
  2. Reconnects for professional development and growth
  3. Guidance through the Site Review Process
  4. New staff and faculty orientations
  5. Grants for site development
  6. Assessment support
  7. HSTW/MMGW model and curriculum implementation support
  8. Publications, including cross-curricular literacy and numeracy guides
  9. Research dissemination
  10. Program advocacy
  11. Presentations to faculty, staff, and boards
  12. Onsite coaching/consultation

Congratulations! The following schools received an award at the 28th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on July 16, 2014.

  • Bethel-Tate High School - HSTW Gold Achievement Award
  • Butler Tech Natural Science Center - HSTW Platinum High Achievement Award
  • Harrison High School - HSTW Gold Improvement Award

Southwest Region Website

 


 

Regional Coordinator
Linda Radtke
PH: 513.619.2330
FAX: 513.851-4791
radtke@hstw.org 

Office Manager
Missy Kramer
kramer@hstw.org

Mailing Address
HSTW SW Ohio
Greenhills Community Bldg.
8 Enfield St., Room 217
Cincinnati, OH 45218



High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work is all about raising student achievement, with research and data that prove it works!  HSTW is a framework that provides direction for schools to improve academic and career-technical instruction. Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) is the middle grades component of the HSTW school improvement initiative. 



HSTW Ohio Regions


HSTW Resources

Links

Ashland University (College Credit):
www.ashland.edu/pds 

Career Development:
www.ohiocareerdev.org

Northwest Ohio Demonstration Classroom Project:
Northwest Ohio HSTW/MMGW Literacy Demonstration Classroom Project videos

ODE CCIP:
https://ccip.ode.state.oh.us/default.aspx?ccipSessionKey=634007215183890851

Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education:
www.oache.org 

Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators:
www.oassa.org  

Ohio Board of Regents:
www.regents.state.oh.us 

Ohio Middle Level Association:
www.ohiomla.org

Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science and Reading:
www.ohiorc.org 

Southern Regional Education Board:
www.sreb.org

NE Webinar:  Planning Rigorous and Relevant Instruction - 9/14/2010
Webinar Video

The following resources are in Adobe PDF format. You will need the (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

 



HSTW Central/Southeast Region
Joyce Odor
Regional Coordinator
Phone: 740-349-6098
Fax: 740-670-5016
jodor@laca.org

 

Ohio Department of Education

Dan Stacy
HSTW Consultant
Phone:  614.644.6325
Fax:  614.728.8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov

 



HSTW Northeast Ohio Region
Diana Rogers
Regional Coordinator
Phone: 614-871-9002
Fax: 614-871-4276
hstwne@wowway.com

Margie Hamler
Fiscal Manager

Cindy Rolfe
Program Manager

Ohio Department of Education

Dan Stacy
HSTW Consultant
Phone:  614.644.6325
Fax:  614.728.8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov



HSTW Northwest Ohio Region
Dr. Kathy Siebenaler Wilson
Executive Director
Scott Park Campus,  LRC 4180
Phone:  419-530-7229
kathy.wilson@utoledo.edu

Deborah Rivers
Regional Coordinator
Scott Park Campus, LRC4 300
Phone: 419-530-7226
deborah.rivers@utoledo.edu

 

Ohio Department of Education

Dan Stacy
HSTW Consultant
Phone:  614.644.6325
Fax:  614.728.8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov



HSTW Southwest Ohio Region
Linda Radtke
Regional Coordinator
Phone:  513-619-2330
Fax:  513-851-4792
radtke@hstw.org

 

Ohio Department of Education

Dan Stacy
HSTW Consultant
Phone:  614.644.6325
Fax:  614.728.8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov



Ohio Department of Education
Dan Stacy
HSTW Consultant
Phone:  614.644.6325
Fax:  614.728.8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov

HSTW Central/Southeast Region
Joyce Odor
Regional Coordinator
Phone: 740-349-6098
Fax: 740-670-5016
jodor@laca.org

HSTW Northeast Ohio Region
Diana Rogers
Regional Coordinator
Phone: 614-871-9002
Fax: 614-871-4276
hstwne@wowway.com

HSTW Northwest Ohio Region
Deborah Rivers
Regional Coordinator
Phone:  419-530-7226
Fax:  419-530-7240
nancy.pietras@utoledo.edu

HSTW Southwest Ohio Region
Linda Radtke
Regional Coordinator
Phone:  513-619-23303
Fax:  513-851-4791
radtke@hstw.org


 



REGISTER NOW!!
15th Annual Ohio School Improvement Institute - November 12, 2014
Quest Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio 43240 REGISTER here.
When Registering with a purchase order, click here for W-9.


HSTW/MMGW Annual Site Progress Reports are due electronically to SREB by Nov. 30, 2014. To complete the reports click here for HSTW and here for MMGW


This page contains archives files of weekly assessment tips.  Click on the weekly assessment tip file you wish to view.



We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Northwest region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Nancy Pietras
Phone:  419-530-7220
E-mail:  nancy.pietras@utoledo.edu

Debbie Schneider
Phone:  419-530-7237
E-mail:  debra.schneider@utoledo.edu



We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Central/Southeast region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Melanee Iden<br>Phone:  349-6098<br>E-mail:  miden@laca.org

 



We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Northeast region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Diana Rogers
Phone:  614-830-0141
E-mail:  hstwne@efcts.us

Cindy Rolfe
Phone:  740-869-2650
E-mail:  hstwne@efcts.us

Margie Hamler
Phone:  614-830-0141
E-mail:  hstwne@efcts.us



We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Southwest region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Linda Radtke
Phone:  513-619-2330
E-mail:  radtke@hstw.org



We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Northwest region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Nancy Pietras
Phone:  419-530-7220
E-mail:  nancy.pietras@utoledo.edu

Debbie Schneider
Phone:  419-530-7237
E-mail:  debra.schneider@utoledo.edu



This page contains archives files of newsletters. Click on the newsletter file you wish to view.

Site Review Process in Ohio

The Site Review Process (SRP) is a process designed to help district and school leaders, teachers, and community stakeholders assess progress and challenges in implementing the HSTW/MMGW school improvement design.  The SRP will provide the school and leaders with an action plan not just an evaluation.  It focuses on the needs of the school and is aligned with the essential concepts and Key Practices of HSTW/MMGW.

The Site Review Process will challenge the school to explore state and national research-based practices to apply as implementation strategies for HSTW/MMGW school improvement and student success.  The HSTW/MMGW regional office and assigned coach will support sites in this process.

 

 

 



Preparing for the Technical Assistance Visit in Ohio
  • If the TAV is scheduled for September or October, the site must begin work to prepare for the visit before the end of the current school year. The team members should be confirmed with the TAV leader approximately six weeks prior to the visit. All other sites will have time when the new school year begins. To assist you in securing team members, you may want to contact other sites hosting a TAV this year and exchange team members. Click here for a list of Ohio TAVs for 2011-2012.
After the Visit
Technical assistance visits and reports are critical components of the services provided to HSTW and MMGW sites. The reports help school leaders change how they guide school improvement and help teachers change what and how they teach. The reports describe outstanding practices at the school, identify the school’s major challenges, and recommend actions that administrators and teachers can take to raise student achievement.

The most important aspect of a technical assistance report is what the school does with it. Leaders and teachers at successful schools use their reports as vital resource documents in writing, implementing, evaluating and revising three-year school improvement plans. Consider asking the TAV Leader or your regional coach to assist you in leading this process. Here are steps a school can take to get the most from a technical assistance report:
  • Make the report available to the entire faculty. Each teacher should know what the technical assistance team urged the school to do.
  • Discuss the report. Ask small groups of five or six teachers per group to meet with a facilitator and a representative of the district or school leadership team. These groups can meet during monthly faculty meetings or at a faculty retreat. Each group will address one of the goals outlined in the technical assistance report. (If there are more groups than goals, some groups will work on the same goal.) Encourage the groups to use school data in their discussions.
  • Reach a consensus. Ask each small group to decide on actions that can be taken each year for the next three years. Groups addressing the same goal should meet together to reach a consensus and determine specific actions.
  • Develop a plan. A few key members of each group will work with the school’s focus teams (curriculum, staff development, guidance/public information and evaluation) to develop an improvement plan. The plan will include objectives, strategies, activities, an organizational structure, a time line and projected costs.
  • Present the plan to the faculty, the superintendent and the school board. With these approvals in hand, school leaders and teachers can begin to carry out the plan.
  • Align the plan with your school improvement plan. Update your school improvement plan or HSTW/MMGW Site Action plan with the new strategies. Show how HSTW/MMGW is a part of the school improvement process at your school. For a grid to use in organizing your school improvement initiatives click here.   Implement the plan. The small group of key members will see that the plan is carried out and will report progress at faculty meetings.
  • Evaluate and revise the plan. Use data to determine what is working and what is not working. Ask the small group of key members to suggest ways to revise the plan for the coming year.
Contact Information:
In Ohio, each of the four regional offices is responsible for assisting the state in managing the HSTW and MMGW school improvement design model. HSTW NE Ohio Region is overseeing the work of the TAV’s for Ohio. For more information, contact Cindy Rolfe, Technical Visit Coordinator at hstwne@efcts.us or 740/869-2650.

 



Hosting a Successful Technical Review Visit in Ohio

HSTW or MMGW implementing sites in the third year of implementation and every three years thereafter will be hosting a two-day TRV. Additional funds are provided in your grant funding to assist you with the planning and expenses of the visit.

In Ohio, the TRV process at the state level is as follows:

  • In April, the principal will receive a letter from the state informing the site of the requirement of hosting a TRV and a request for two or more dates for the visit.
  • In April or May, the principal will receive an email with the confirmed dates and contact information on the TRV Leader.
  • After the visit, the state will monitor the final report to insure it is back to the site within approximately two months of the visit.

 

Preparing for the Visit

 

  • If the TRV is scheduled for September or October, the site must begin work on preparing for the visit before the end of the current school year. The team members should be confirmed with the TRV leader approximately six weeks prior to the visit. All other sites will have time when the new school year begins. To assist you in securing team members, you may want to contact other sites hosting a TRV/TAV this year and exchange team members. Click here for a list of Ohio TAV/TRV for 2007-2008.
  • For more information on hosting a successful TRV, provide a copy of the following guide to your leadership team and team members. Technical Review Visit Guide for Ohio: HSTW/MMGW Sites, Team Members and Team Leaders

After the Visit

Technical review visits and reports are critical components of the services provided to HSTW and MMGW sites The reports help school leaders change how they guide school improvement and help teachers change what and how they teach. The reports describe outstanding practices at the school, identify the school’s major challenges and recommend actions that administrators and teachers can take to raise student achievement.

The most important aspect of a technical review report is what the school does with it. Leaders and teachers at successful schools use their reports as vital resource documents in writing, implementing, evaluating and revising three-year school improvement plans. Consider asking the TRV Leader or your regional coach to assist you in leading this process. Here are steps a school can take to get the most from a technical review report:

  • Make the report available to the entire faculty. Each teacher should know what the technical review team urged the school to do.
  • Discuss the report. Ask small groups of five or six teachers per group to meet with a facilitator and a representative of the district or school leadership team. These groups can meet during monthly faculty meetings or at a faculty retreat. Each group will address one of the challenges outlined in the technical review report. (Since there are more groups than challenges, some groups will work on the same challenge.) Encourage the groups to use school data in their discussions.
  • Reach a consensus. Ask each small group to decide on actions that can be taken each year for the next three years. Groups addressing the same challenge should meet together to reach a consensus and determine specific actions.
  • Develop a plan. A few key members of each group will work with the school’s focus teams (curriculum, staff development, guidance/public information and evaluation) to develop an improvement plan. The plan will include objectives, strategies, activities, an organizational structure, a time line and projected costs.
  • Present the plan to the faculty, the superintendent and the school board. With these approvals in hand, school leaders and teachers can begin to carry out the plan.
  • Align the plan with your school improvement plan. Update your school improvement plan or HSTW/MMGW Site Action plan with the new strategies. Show how HSTW/MMGW is a part of the school improvement process at your school. For a grid to use in organizing your school improvement initiatives click here.
  • Implement the plan. The small group of key members will see that the plan is carried out and will report progress at faculty meetings.
  • Evaluate and revise the plan. Use data to determine what is working and what is not working. Ask the small group of key members to suggest ways to revise the plan for the coming year.

Contact Information:

 

In Ohio, each of the four regional offices is responsible for assisting the state in managing the HSTW and MMGW school improvement design model. HSTW NE Ohio Region is overseeing the work of the TAV’s and TRV’s for Ohio. For more information about TAV’s or TRV’s in Ohio, contact Cindy Rolfe, TAV/TRV Coordinator at hstwne@efcts.us or 740/869-2650.

 

 



Glimpses of the 2007 Ohio School Improvement Institute

Key Points of First Lady Frances Strickland's Presentation

 First Lady Strickland and David Burns

First Lady Strickland and David Burns

Julie Schaid and Chancellor Fingerhut

Julia Schaid and Chancellor Fingerhut

First Lady Strickland and Northridge HS Educators

First Lady Strickland and Northridge
High School Educators

Susan Zelman Slide Presentation

Key Points
of
Susan Zelman's
Presentation

Key Points
of
Chancellor Eric Fingerhut's
Presentation

Below are Handouts and PowerPoint Presentations from The 2007 Ohio School Improvement Institute available for downloading. If you do not find a session listed, check the resource list and contact the presenter directly.



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Registration is now open:  To register use the link below:

https://www.the-meeting-connection.com/OhioSchoolImprovement/08SchoolImprovement.asp

 






School Improvement Webinar Series

Sponsored by HSTW Ohio Regions in Partnership with ACTE

http://www.acteonline.org/multimedia.aspx

 

 



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HSTW and Middle Grades Assessments



 

High Schools That Work (HSTW), and Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) are data-driven, research-based school improvement initiatives. Using assessment and survey tools, participating states, districts and schools can establish baseline data, identify areas for improvement and track progress over time.

The primary tools are the HSTW Assessment and the Middle Grades Survey. These assessments/surveys, required in even-numbered years, include subject tests in reading, mathematics and science, coupled with student and teacher surveys. Schools receive comprehensive reports disaggregating student achievement by school and classroom experiences.


 A HSTW Follow-Up Survey of Graduates provides schools with valuable information about how prepared their graduates were for post-high school pursuits. Schools that participated in the previous HSTW Assessment are asked to participate.  
 
In addition, schools are required to complete an annual site progress report which provides a self-reported assessment of progress as well as data for national analysis.  


 HSTW Assessments and Surveys:
·         HSTW Assessment
·         HSTW Annual Site Progress Report
·         HSTW Follow-Up Survey of Graduates 
  
MMGW Surveys:
·         Middle Grades Survey
·         MMGW Annual Site Progress Report 
 

SREB: http://www.sreb.org/page/1144/assessments__surveys.html 



This page contains archives files of resources. Click on the resource file you wish to view.

Congratulations to Ohio's 1,647 students who took the HSTW 2014 Assessment and received the Senior Achievement Award and the 19 schools recognized at SREB's 28th Annual Staff Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
HIGH SCHOOLS:  Bellevue HS, Bethel-Tate HS, Bloom-Carroll HS, Clay Junior-Senior HS, Fort Frye HS, Harrison HS, Hicksville HS, Marietta HS, Massillon Washington HS, Northwestern HS, Patrick Henry HS, Sylvania Northview HS, Van Wert HS
CAREER CENTERS:  Butler Tech Natural Science Center, Cuyahoga Valley CC, Scarlet Oaks CDC, Trumbull CTC
MIDDLE SCHOOLS:  Little Hocking Elementary School, Van Buren Middle School


Expectations for Implementation

Schools that would like to join the Ohio HSTW/MMGW network must meet the expectations for each of the four phases: Interested, Exploring, Planning and Implementing.  Click on the links below to view the documents listed.

To learn more about the four phases and expectations, refer to the
Ohio NE Region HSTW/MMGW Site Implementation Rubric for New and Existing Sites 

Phase 1 – Interested Sites

During this phase, schools interested in HSTW/MMGW receive the following information and schedule an Orientation to HSTW/MMGW for leaders, staff and all stakeholders. Contact your regional office to discuss the support available during the interested phase.

HSTW

MMGW

Phase 2 – Exploring Sites

During this phase, schools agreeing to explore HSTW/MMGW may receive support from the regional office. Exploring sites will visit or network with exemplar HSTW/MMGW sites, attend professional development, and organize an Exploring Team with the oversight of a HSTW/MMGW Coach. Contact your regional office to discuss the support available during the exploring phase.

Phase 3 – Planning Sites

During this phase, schools agree to adopt the HSTW/MMGW school improvement framework and may receive support from the regional office.  Planning sites will participate in a Site Development Workshop and have approximately 120 days to develop a HSTW/MMGW Site Action Plan. Contact your regional office to discuss the support available during the planning phase.

HSTW

MMGW

Phase 4 – Implementing Sites

HSTW (Reports and Assessments)

MMGW

Data Tools

 

         

        Site Review Process (See SRP tab)

                 

           



Cleveland Metropolitan School District

This webpage is a communication tool for HSTW and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's SIG Schools.  For questions or comments, please contact Diana Rogers at 614-871-9002 or hstwne@wowway.com.

To access information about the Campus Reads Project click here.




HIGH SCHOOL DATA SHEETS
Click on School Name to Access Data Sheet

Central Southeast Region

Belpre High School 7-12
Bloom-Carroll High School
Clay High School 7-12
Collins Career Center
C-TEC
Dawson-Bryant High School
Delaware Area Career Center
Fort Frye High School 7-12
Frontier High School 7-12
Glenwood High School 7-12
Granville High School
Green High School 7-12
Marietta High School
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers - Buffalo Campus
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers - Zanesville Campus
Morgan High School
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center
Rock Hill High School
Sciotoville-East High School 7-12
South Point High School
Tolles Career and Technical Center
Warren High School
Whitehall-Yearling High School

Northeast Region

Akron-Buchtel Community Learning Center 7-12
Akron-East Community Learning Center 7-12
Akron-Ellet High School
Akron-Firestone High School
Akron-Garfield High School
Akron-Kenmore High School
Akron-North High School
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center
Brookside High School
Buckeye Career Center
Canton-Timken High School
Cleveland-Martin Luther King Jr. Health Careers Campus
Cleveland MSD-Martin Luther King Jr.Law & Municipal Careers Campus
Columbiana County Career & Technical Center
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Firelands High School
Jefferson County JVS
Loudonville High School
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
Northwestern High School
Springfield High School
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Wayne County Schools Career Center
Youngstown Chaney STEM & VPA
Youngstown Choffin Career Center
Youngstown Early College High School 10-12
Youngstown East Campus of Business Law & Education

Northwest Region

Apollo Career Center
Bellefontaine High School
Bellevue High School
Cardington-Lincoln High School 7-12
EHOVE Career Center
Four County Career Center
Hardin Northern High School 7-12
Hicksville Local High School 7-12
Hilltop High School 7-12
Kenton High School
Lake High School
Liberty Center High School
Mansfield Senior High School 7-12
Monroeville Junior/Senior High School 7-12
Northwood High School 7-12
Norwalk High School
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
Patrick Henry High School
Penta Career Center
Pioneer Career & Technology Center
Sylvania Northview High School
Sylvania Southview High School
Toledo Woodward High School
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Van Wert High School
Vantage Career Center
Vermilion High School
Western Reserve Middle/High School 7-12
Whitmer High School
Willard High School

Southwest Region

Bethel-Tate High School
Butler Tech Natural Science Center
Carlisle High School
Clermont Northeastern High School
D. Russel Lee Career Technical Center
Dayton-Ponitz Career Center 9-12
Deer Park High School Jr-Sr High School 7-12
Diamond Oaks Career Development Center
Finneytown Secondary Campus 7-12
Franklin High School
Goshen High School
Greene County Career Center
Lakota East High School
Laurel Oaks Career Development Campus
Little Miami High School
Live Oaks Career Development Campus
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Mount Healthy High School
National Trail High School 7-12
New Miami High School
Norwood High School
Reading Junior/Senior High School
Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus
Shroder High School 7-12
Southern Hills Career & Tech Center
Southwest Local-Harrison HS
Springboro High School
Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School 7-12
Talawanda High School
Tri-County North High School
Twin Valley South High School
Warren County Career Center
Waynesville High School
Williamsburg Middle-High School 6-12
Wilmington High School
Winton Woods High School

 

 

 MIDDLE SCHOOL DATA SHEETS
Click on School Name to Access Data Sheet

Central Southeast Region

Barlow-Vincent Elementary School
Belpre High School 7-12
Bloom-Carroll Middle School
Buckeye Valley Middle School
Caldwell Elementary/Middle School
Clay Junior/Senior High School 7-12
Dawson-Bryant Middle School
Fort Frye High School 7-12
Frontier High School 7-12
Glenwood High School 7-12
Granville Middle School
Green High School 7-12
Little Hocking Elementary School
Rock Hill Middle School
Rosemore Middle School
Sciotoville Community-East High School 5-12
South Point Middle School
Symmes Valley Elementary 
Warren Elementary School
Wellston Middle School

Northeast Region

Akron-Buchtel Community Learning Center 7-12
Akron-East Community Learning Center 7-12
Akron-Hyre Middle School
Akron-Jennings Community Learning Center
Akron-Litchfield Middle School
Akron Opportunity Center
Akron-Roswell Kent Middle School
Heritage Middle School
Loudonville High School 7-12
Northwestern Middle School
Sheffield Middle School
Spring Hill Junior High School
Youngstown-Chaney STEM-VPA 6-12
Youngstown-P. Ross Berry Middle School
Youngstown-Rayen Early College Middle School
Youngstown-Volney Rogers Middle School
Youngstown-Wilson Middle School

Northwest Region

Bellevue Middle School
Cardington-Lincoln Junior High 7-12
Hardin Northern High School 7-12
Hicksville Middle School 7-12
Hilltop Junior High School 7-12
Kenton Middle School
Lake Middle School
Monroeville Junior/Senior High School 7-12
Northwood Middle School/High School 7-12
Patrick Henry Middle School
Sailorway Middle School
Samuel M. Jones at Gunckel Park Middle School
Toledo-Robinson Middle School
Van Wert Middle School
Wapakoneta Middle School
Western Reserve Middle School 7-12
Willard Middle School

Southwest Region

Bethel-Tate Middle School
Chamberlain Middle School
Clermont Northeastern Middle School
Deer Park Junior/Senior High School 7-12
Finneytown Middle School 7-12
Franklin Middle School
Goshen Middle School
Little Miami Junior High School
Mt. Healthy Junior High School
National Trail Middle School 7-12
New Miami Middle School
Norwood Middle School
Reading Junior High School
Rodger O. Borror Middle School
Shroder High School 7-12
Springboro Junior High School
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place Junior High School 7-12
Talawanda Middle School
Tri-County North Middle School
Twin Valley South Middle School
Waynesville Middle School
William Henry Harrison Junior School
Williamsburg Middle/High School
Winton Woods Middle School

 

 

 

 



                                                        

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The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is an approach for incorporating rigorous literacy standards into middle grade and high school content areas.  LDC features proven tools and strategies for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other rigorous standards of instruction.  It involves teachers, district, and state leadership teams interested in learning how to advance students' grade-level mastery of literacy skills (reading, writing, thinking). 

The basic building block of LDC is a 2-4 week instructional module composed of a teaching task, standards, mini-tasks, and various other instructional elements. Using the LDC framework and tools, teachers develop a literacy-rich task  and design instruction to help students complete that task. A jurying process is in place that allows teachers to improve and share exemplary modules.

The LDC instructional framework is based on four guiding questions:

  • What task?
  • What skills?
  • What instruction?
  • What results? 

This framework is creating a shift in teaching and learning that can help students take ownership of assignments and perform at higher levels.  Ohio has begun comprehensive state-wide LDC training for HSTW/MMGW sites during the FY13-14 school year. 

For more information, go to the LDC website at http://www.literacydesigncollaborative.org/.



The Math Design Collaborative (MDC) provides high quality instructional tools that are designed to improve student mathematics skills in order to better prepare them for success in college and the workplace.  MDC uses formative assessment lessons to engage students in a productive struggle that builds fluency with procedural skills and deepens mathematical reasoning and understanding. 

The formative assessment lessons (FALs) are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and are designed to achieve the following: 

  • Allow students to  engage in a productive struggle to make sense of math concepts.
  • Engage students in reasoning and increase their ability to think through math problems.
  • Assist teachers to determine what changes in content and instructional strategies are needed to facilitate student mastery of rigorous standards.         

HOW IS THE MDC FRAMEWORK DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL MATH INSTRUCTION?

 TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM  MDC CLASSROOM
 ·  Teacher as lecturer
 ·  A balance between direct and facilitated instruction
 ·  Teacher as expert ·  Student as expert
 ·  Teaching focused ·  Learning focused
 ·  Students work individually ·  Students work in pairs or small teams
 ·  Step-by-step instruction ·  Focus on key concepts with students finding multiple solution pathways

 ·  Students complete work by doing pen and paper problems

 ·  Technology and hands-on manipulation facilitate learning
 ·  Only the teacher discusses math and uses math terminology ·  Active math discussion and terminology used in oral and written formats
 ·  Teachers guide students through a series of steps to solve problems ·  Teachers pose questions to develop math and reasoning skills in problem-solving

The formative assessment lessons (FALs) used in the Math Design Collaborative were developed by the efforts of the Shell Centre of England and the University of California through funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. These FALs can be found on the Mathematics Assessment Project website: http://map.mathshell.org/materials/index.php

For further information on the Math Design Collaborative: http://publications.sreb.org/2013/mdc_brochure.pdf