This school has great potential as long as everyone works together to implenment the mission of its visionary founders. This first year was very difficult because a small number of parents tried to take over and some of the teachers didn't really understand what the school was all about. The teacher turnover was high but not unusual for a first year charter. The actual number of teachers who lesft were 9 out of 12. Some of the unruly, pushy parents have left too which will make things better. A new principal who truly understands this school was hired and promeises to set the coarse straight. New, experienced teachers have also been hired with two weeks of professional development set before school begins. Most parents and stundets were quite happy with the first year despite its shortcomings. The second year will be much better and very promissing.
The first year started with loads of excitement and parent involvement--some excellent teachers as well. By the end of the year most of the teachers had left along with principal--too much meddling fom the founders on the governing council drove them away. The biggest problem of the first year was the different levels of ability in the school (from 3 years below grade level to 3 years above. Instead of being able to address that in the second year, the summer has been spent looking for 12 out of 15 teachers + a new principal.
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