Skip to main content

High contrast

Text Resize

Skip to Content

Toggle Site Search Icon Search
Clear search textbox
Report Bug

School Improvement Convening

November 7-9, 2018

i3 Innovate, Inspire, Ignite: The Measure of a Leader

On November 7, 2018, the pre-conference was opened to high schools identified as Comprehensive and Targeted Support and Improvement Schools, Additional Targeted Support and Improvement Schools, and Schools At-Risk (SAR). High school district teams engaged in activities with Dr. Robert Balfanz, Director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and visited innovative programs offered by the Vicksburg-Warren School District.

The general conference convened on November 8-9, 2018 and represented identified schools. District team participants engaged in sessions on school improvement for change, high school redesign, school equity, leveraging resources, best practices for chronic absenteeism, and more. 

The following is a link to resources used during the Convening, November 7-9, 2018:


June 12 - 13, 2019

Leading for Transformation

A 1.5-day “Mini-Conference” for all CSI (Comprehensive Support and Improvement) School Leadership Teams of identified. District team participants engaged in sessions on communicating change in schools, equitable practices, leveraging resources, trauma in educational settings, High-Quality Instructional Materials, and more. (AGENDA)



June 12, 2019

Planning, Implementing, and Measuring Impact: It’s the Standard

Presenter:  Dr. Sebrina Palmer

Anchoring Success Through Equity Leadership

Presenter:  Dr. Erick Witherspoon

Patriot Hour: How to Make Lunch Work for Everyone

Presenter:  Mr. Chris Fleming

Ensuring Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Using the Mississippi Professional Growth System

Presenter:  Mr. Phelton Moss

Follow Me: Using Data PLCs

Presenter:  Dr. Fredrick Robinson

Trauma and Its Impact

Presenter:  Dr. Talya Straughter

Leadership Matters: Shifting Mindsets to Transform Schools

Presenter:  Dr. Carla J. Evers

The Access for All Guide 

Presenters:  Dr. Margaret Ellmer and Ms. Sharon Coon

Learning Walks

Presenter:  Ms. Christie Hatten

Chronic Absenteeism: Understanding the Impact of Student Absences

Presenter:  Ms. Toni Kersh

High-Quality Instructional Materials: How to Evaluate and Select Quality Math Material

Presenters:  Dr. Tenette Smith and Dr. Marla Davis



June 13, 2019

Communicating Change

Presenters:  Mr. Mike Martin, Dr. Laurie Baker, Ms. Fredrica Nash, and Ms. Marcia Navarro

Responding to Detractors

Presenters:  Mr. Mike Martin and Dr. Laurie Baker

Chronic Absenteeism: Understanding the Impact of Student Absences

Presenter:  Ms. Toni Kersh

Utilizing a Theory of Action for Continuous School Improvement

Presenter:  Dr. Robyn Madison-Harris

Leveraging and Aligning Funds

Presenter:  Ms. Judy Nelson

Monitoring the Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Interventions

Presenter:  Dr. Ursula Hill

Improving Literacy Instruction: Scheduling with the Student in Mind

Presenter:  Ms. Kristen Wells