Becky’s Blog: Culture of Continuous Improvement Supports Gains in Student Achievement – Featuring Dr. Richard Patterson, Guest Blogger

Greetings Friends,  . Within this blog, we are delighted to share about exciting gains in student achievement that our friends at School District 27J’s Otho E. Stuart Middle School are experiencing. Former principal, and now Director of Student Achievement and Professional Learning for the district, credits these gains to the culture of Continuous Improvement developed within the […]

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Becky’s Blog: “Youth at the Center of our Work” – Featuring Ashley Edinger, Guest Blogger

Greetings Friends, Here at ACYI, we have been intently focused on supporting authentic youth engagement and ensuring that youth are at the center of our work. We clearly understand that a “customer-minded” approach that focuses on the “customer” themselves influencing and participating in the process, is critical to helping improve outcomes. After all, they are […]

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Becky’s Blog: What’s the Plan Stan?!

What’s the Plan, Stan?! In late 2016, our team and board of directors took some time to again additional clarity on our mission, to define our role as the backbone and to further develop our internal infrastructure. Equally important, we took some time to craft our goals and focus for the year, which we are […]

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Becky’s Blog – January 2017

On My Mind This Month… Reflecting on Our Leadership As we roll deeper into 2017, and specifically as we pay tribute this month to Martin Luther King Jr., who emulated so many of the leadership characteristics that I personally aspire to, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the leadership that has been […]

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