Rogers middle school earns Professional Learning Community honor

Posted: November 4, 2017 at 1:08 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Mel Ahart, principal at Kirksey Middle School, stands with faculty and staff Friday as she guides a new flag recognizing the school as National Model Professional Learning Community at Work by Solution Tree at the Rogers school. The flag raising followed a surprise pep rally.

Kirksey Middle School has earned national recognition for its work promoting a culture of collaboration among teachers to improve student achievement.

PLC key questions

Four critical questions drive the work within a professional learning community, according to Mel Ahart, principal of Kirksey Middle School:

• What do we want each student to learn?

• How do we know each student has learned it?

• How do we respond when the student has not learned?

• How do we respond when the student has learned?

Source: Staff report

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