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Wednesday, April 14 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
WRCCS Micro-credential: School Culture (Kaleidoscope Academy)

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WRCCS Micro-credential:  School Culture
The charter school maintains mechanisms for equity including all stakeholders (parents, students, staff, and community) in developing a positive supportive student learning culture focused on serving all students.
WRCCS Competencies:
  • Classroom: Culture: Develops/implements a measurement tool that assesses school culture
  • Classroom: Culture: Uses a school improvement framework to gather information demonstrating both students and teachers alike truly believe in the school's mission, rules, and expectations
  • Governance Board: Culture: Develops/sustains/models a positive and empowering work environment where all stakeholders can experience working conditions that sustain energy and dedication for years
  • Leadership: Culture: Develops/sustains/models a positive school culture and behavior expectation system complete with tools or rubrics for surveying, assessing and measuring the school culture
  • Leadership: Equity: Develops/sustains practices focused on equity through research-based equity trainings and the use of equity tools to measure your outcomes and processes

Defenders(Presenter): Nicole McCormick & Shandee Kempf-Cohen
Reviewer(s): La Dona Pickett, Chiper Tennessen, Juan Miguel Martinez, Jennifer Peck, Steven Rippe
Facilitator: Sarah Hackett

WRCCS Micro-credential 
Come witness the launch of WRCCS Micro-credentials! Planning, opening, and sustaining a successful Wisconsin Charter school requires a ton of commitment, a bunch of learning, and a whole lot of community building. WRCCS Micro-credentials is an opportunity for charter schools to highlight specific strengths, skills, and merits of specific charter schools, elevate their profile in their community, and help other Wisconsin charter schools locate experts in the field. Come learn and gain access to artifacts of success as charter schools from around the state defend a WRCCS Micro-credential live. If you are interested in playing a more active role and want to be a reviewer please click here.  See the full WRCCS Micro-credential process here. Specific defenses will be announced as we get closer.

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Nicole McCormick

Teacher, Kaleidoscope Academy
Nicole McCormick is a 7th Grade Humanities Teacher at Kaleidoscope Academy in Appleton, Wisconsin. Nicole has been an educator for 14 years in a variety of different levels and content areas. For the past 12 years, Nicole has served her school as an Internal Site Coordinator for PBIS... Read More →
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Shandee Kempf-Cohen

School Counselor, Kaleidoscope Academy
Shandee Kempf-Cohen is a School Counselor at Kaleidoscope Academy in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Shandee has thirteen years of experience as a school counselor at both the elementary and middle school levels.  Prior to working in schools, she worked in residential treatment, crisis counseling... Read More →

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Sarah Hackett

Sarah Hackett is the Director of the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools at CESA 9. She earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a graduate of the rural public school system in Wautoma, Wisconsin, and the small but mighty... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT