About the School
As principal of a once-dysfunctional school of disengaged students, Lavonne Smiley knew something had to change. So she marshaled a group of teachers and showed them (and their students) the virtues of data transparency, collection and interpretation for continuous improvement.
“Those are powerful conversations: when teachers can learn from each other. Unless you are transparent about data, those conversations will never take place.” — Lavonne Smiley, Principal