Shelby County Schools Chief of Schools Sharon Griffin will share the successes of the District’s Innovation Zone Schools with education leaders from across the nation this week.
Dr. Griffin is scheduled to speak at the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership Summer Leadership Institute on Thursday.
At the Leadership Institute, she will discuss the iZone’s goals and strategies to transform SCS’s low performing schools from the bottom 5% to the top 25% in the state.
Dr. Griffin led the implementation of the iZone schools in 2013. In just one year the schools saw dramatic student improvements in math, science and social studies scores and in 2014, iZone schools had the most gains in the state.
As the iZone schools continue to grow in student proficiency, school districts from across the nation are looking to the model as guide to student success and improvement.