Marshall Primary Level Schools wins Minnesota School of Excellence Award!2010-2011 MESPA
MN School of Excellence,
Marshall Public Schools,
ISD #413“Marshall Primary Level receiving recognition as a Minnesota School of Excellence celebrates our quality staff, dedicated parents, and supportive community. This validation is a reflection of their efforts in providing our students with the high quality education they deserve. “
Heidi Critchley is the principal of Marshall Primary Level which consists of two schools: Park Side Elementary, with 487 grades K-2 students; and West Side Elementary Schools with 301 grades 3-4 students.“Marshall Public Schools develops the potential of each learner for success in a changing world is the district and school’s mission statement,” said Critchley. “It is the driving force behind everything we do. We strive to teach EACH and every student to reach his or her potential to be successful in today’s world. This is accomplished through data analysis, programming, instructional practices, professional learning communities, and shared leadership,” Critchley continued.Quality teaching and teachers at Marshall Primary Level are ultimately measured by results. The school improvement plan goals guide the focus of all teachers’ efforts and classroom instruction. The individual goals are measured through student data. The data each spring indicates if the site and individual teachers have achieved their goals, while ultimately aligned to and support the overall district goals.
An important facet of Marshall Primary Level is that leadership is truly shared among staff. The primary level has a leadership team comprised of 10 teacher leaders. Five of the leaders are selected by securing the top number of votes from their peers. The other five are selected by administration. The representation of teachers includes grade levels, social worker, and special education. The teacher leaders are assigned to represent a group of peers for whom they provide ongoing communication and support for improved student and adult learning.As principal, Critchley believes: “Marshall Primary Level receiving recognition as a Minnesota School of Excellence celebrates our quality staff, dedicated parents, and supportive community. This validation is a reflection of their efforts in providing our students with the high quality education they deserve. “Marshall Primary Level Leadership TeamBack (l-r) Sabrina Ulrich, Kathy Nielsen, Bryan Morris, Bob Jacobson, Robert Walker, Jane Weidauer, Julie KueckerFront (l-r) Dana Gaines, Cheryl Hoff, Julie Allen, Sue Soupir, Heidi CritchleyTo find out more about this award, click on the following link.