As a PTO member I can share that Dogwood has a highly professional and caring staff that goes above and beyond to ensure high quality educational experiences and great successes are possible for all students. This is a TAP a school which means that teaching staff is constantly being enriched by and exposed to team of experts that help guide and tailor instruction so that students and teachers get the most out of each lesson. Dogwood Elementary is also partnered with the community in effort to improve the way school meets the needs of staff, students, their families, and the community as a whole. This particular school has many unique features which make it so spectacular and this is why I enjoy collaborating with a team that is always looking to lead the way in Knox County.
Dogwood staff shows respect to students and encourage them to reciprocate to peers and staff. Students give one another feedback via accountable talk during academics, they encourage one another too. The use language such as expectations instead of rules.
Again this school uses guidance counselor led lessons that aim to foster comparison, respect, caring attitudes, fairness and safety for all. The school offers incentives to reward kind words and actions. Many teachers have kind act incentives in addition in the classrooms.
Yes, this school strives to create models and rewards for citizenship. The opportunities and consequences are fairly enforced in accordance with the liberties taken by each student. The have had a year round kindness revolution, and SOARabrations to reward well behaved students. They offer continuous models for behavior and support for those who needed additional support to meet expectations and according to the latest PTO office refferals are down too!
I attended this school for 3 years, and in all of my years I had one absolutely horrid year... Which occurred awhile back I had a total of 4 teachers, which was absolutely ridiculous. However one year I had the best teacher ever!!! I really think it depends on which teacher you get.