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Breed Street Elementary School5
Posted June 20, 2012
- a teacher
I used to work at this school and some others schools and I like Breed the best and I can say Breed St. Elementary is one of the best schools. The teachers are GREAT, EXCELLENT!!! they have great communication, just have to say the kinder teachers are AMAZING!! they are great with the kids, you can see the kids enjoy being in their classrooms, the kinder teacher and work together and plan lessons together so that all students are learning the same thing. In facet, the teachers in each grade level meet and also plan lessons together!! There is great communication between Teachers and TA's they work together to help students exceed!! The T.A.'s also work in an intervention program where each TA works with a group of students who need extra help. Those students are divided into the skills they need help in, therefore, the TA's work with a group of 4-6 children on those skills, such as reading comprehension, or paragraph development, long or short vowel sounds. They work with each grade level different days of the week. There is great communication between teachers and the principal. Seriously great teachers even the school's API for the CSTs went up and they surpassed their goal!!
Breed Street Elementary has one of the BEST TEACHERS, and i say that because i was a student their. They are very consern teachers they incurage their students to reach higher than what they think they could, and never give up in what they believe in!! Ive seen high paying teachers in the Hills not carring for the students but for the money. In live we need teachers, parents to believe in our young ones and trust me thoes words of wizom would never go away. They are excellent on the tutoring programs, love the paciante they have for the kids:),
I have also decided to move my children from this school, their is a lack of communication among the teachers and the administrators and I feel this is affecting the staff moral. I also feel that if the teachers had more support and communication the staff moral would improve. As a parent I feel this has affected the quality of education that my children were getting at this school. I recommend that the entire staff get training on leadership, equity and team work. This will help improve the quality of education that all the children in our community need
I want to stop these malicious rumors. The principal and her team are working hard to improve the academic structure of this school. Since she has arrived they have hired more TA's than ever before, more in fact than any other school around. There are more volunteers, and more instructional workshops for parents. They got a group called City Year who is working with the school. Someone is obviously handing out bad and misleading information to the community. If you really want to know what's going on...go to the school. Go to the council meetings, and workshops, events, and volunteer. I know Ms. Madady is here for the students.
I pulled my 2 kids from Breed this year. It wasn't due to academics or after school program. Both of my kids scored Advanced on the CST/SAT9 and enjoyed staying everyday after school. The teachers have been given lemons and they are making lemonade. Granted there is no sugar (support from administration, PE, etc.) but the teachers continue to teach. The declining support of the SOS atmosphere the school once had is most key to its decline. The availability of Administration to address issues like wild under supervised recesses and a kid sent to the principal's office (my son once waited 2 hours) also combine to give you Breed's current downward trend. Things that were the essence of BREED have been removed or discounted - SOS, writer's workshop,Breed's Best, Multicultural program, and yearly performance. The principal feels the PI status pressure, and Sugar Honey Ice Tea is flowing downhill. Poor teachers.