The International Center for Leadership in Education Names Fairview Park City Schools a 2019 Innovative District for its Dramatic Improvements in Student Learning and Achievement
The District will share key learnings from its transformational journey at the 27th Annual Model Schools Conference, June 23-26 in Washington, D.C.
The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), whose mission is to challenge, inspire and equip today’s educators, has named the Fairview Park City School District a 2019 Innovative District for making rapid and significant improvements in student outcomes. The Fairview Park City School District recognized the need for change, collectively established a vision, and systematically worked together to create a learning environment that enables students of all abilities to thrive.
The Fairview Park City School District is one of eight Innovative Districts that will share its transformational journey and best practices at ICLE’s 27th Annual Model Schools Conference, June 23-26 in Washington, D.C. The event provides a forum for thousands of passionate educators and leaders to share innovative ideas and best practices for developing future-focused classrooms.
The district submitted a detailed application, along with this video, highlighting how the Fairview Park City School District aligns with the unique criteria ICLE seeks in each Model School/Innovative District, including: Credible Supporting Data; Passion; Student Focus; Future Forward; Supportive Culture; Communication, PR and Branding; All Means ALL – Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships for ALL students; and Diversity.
“Innovative Districts prioritize creating a supportive, systemwide culture of high expectations and strong relationships,” said Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder and Chairman, ICLE. “We commend the 2019 Innovative Districts for taking action to create impact by implementing specific and adaptable strategies for a positive learning environment that is felt across the district by teachers, leaders, students, parents, and the greater community.”
Selected annually based on a number of criteria, Innovative Districts must have substantive, data-validated growth year over year; evidence of a strong culture that puts students at the center of learning; and dedication to transforming instruction to meet the needs and demands of the future.
“This is a tremendous honor for us,” Superintendent Bill Wagner said. “It validates a lot of the work that we’ve been doing to be recognized internationally with such a small group of other districts around the world that receive this recognition every year.”
“Now more than ever, it’s critical educators and leaders have the opportunity to exchange practical and effective ideas and research-based strategies that will help prepare students for lifelong success,” said Dr. Daggett. “We’re thrilled to host this year’s Model Schools Conference in our nation’s capital, and look forward to hearing how these trailblazing practitioners are implementing actionable, sustainable change to transform district culture.”
The International Center for Leadership in Education is a division of learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
To learn more about the 27th Annual Model Schools Conference, please visit: ModelSchoolsConference.com.
About the International Center for Leadership in Education
The International Center for Leadership in Education, established in 1991 and located in Rexford, N.Y., is one of the most influential education consulting companies in America. It is best known for identifying and disseminating successful practices to assist all students in achieving higher standards. Dr. Daggett and his team of consultants have assisted numerous state education agencies and hundreds of schools and districts in their improvement initiatives. For more information, please visit www.LeaderEd.com.