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Sharon Flynn- John Kenny- Assistant Principals H. Frank Carey High School Franklin Square, NY

2 “When you turn over rocks and look at all the squiggly things underneath, you can either put down the rock, or you can say, ‘My job is to turn over rocks and look at the squiggly things,’ even if what you see can scare the hell out of you.” - Fred Purdue, Pitney Bowes Executive excerpt from Good to Great by Jim Collins



5 The “Clean-up” Stage Year One
42 Superintendent Suspensions (38 drug/alcohol related) Year Two 37 Superintendent Suspensions (30 drug/alcohol related) Year Three 26 Superintendent Suspensions (22 drug/alcohol related) = 9 Superintendent Suspensions (0 drug/alcohol related)

6 Juan Huertas, 11th grade student vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv


8 “Two roads diverged in a wood…” (and we took both…)
Students Staff



11 Change the mindset. Change the culture. Share a vision.
Bag of Tricks Find ways to motivate, inspire, “light a fire” Set the table for positivism Example: “What I Learned from Ronald Reagan” M I O N T S I P V I A R T E E “Whatever It Takes…”

12 Would you (feel, treat, react, think) differently if you knew…?
Staff Development “The X Files” Would you (feel, treat, react, think) differently if you knew…? “Touch the Heart, Then Teach the Child.”

13 Whose children are these?
Whose children are these, who daily walk through the front doors of our school? Ours, Mine, Theirs

14 Family Ties

15 Case Study Peter Rapp

16 Meet Our New Transfer Student…

17 What if he was yours?… TEST GRADES: 92, 84, 0, 79
QUIZ GRADES: 0, 0, 90, 0, 86 Homework Missing: 9 Absent Excused: 3 Absent Unexcused: 14 MP1 Report Card Grade: 50 Comments on Report Card: - Well Mannered and Respectful - Frequently Absent from Class -Absences/Cuts Impacting Grades - Parent Conference Requested

18 In case you were wondering…
- Psychology Award - Chemistry Award - PRIDE Award

19 So… What have you learned from Peter?
What message was he trying to convey to you (or anyone who would listen)?

20 “There was no single defining action, no grand program, no one killer innovation, no solitary lucky break, no miracle moment. Rather, the process resembled relentlessly pushing a giant heavy flywheel in one direction, turn by turn, building momentum until a point of breakthrough, and beyond.” - Jim Collins, Good to Great

21 Bibliography Collins, James C. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap--and Others Don't. New York, NY: Harper Business, Print. Frost, Robert, and Louis Untermeyer. The Road Not Taken; an Introduction to Robert Frost. New York: Holt, Print. McCourt, Frank. Teacher Man: A Memoir. New York: Scribner, Print. Robinson, Peter. How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life. New York: Regan, 2003. Print. Whitaker, Todd. What Great Teachers Do Differently: Fourteen Things That Matter Most. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, Print.


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