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Wednesday, April 14 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
WRCCS Micro-credential: School Culture (Valley New School)

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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): Niki Leudke & Steven Demay
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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Emily Rabas

Student, Valley New School
Emily Rabas is a senior at Valley New School in Appleton Wisconsin. She is involved in all major aspects of student leadership, serving on the council for active input in school affairs, as a mentor, and as an ambassador for the past 6 years. She is currently the lead ambassador at... Read More →
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Nicole Luedtke

Advisor, Valley New School
Advisor at Valley New School (Appleton, WI). Ms. Luedtke, along with three colleagues, founded Valley New School, an innovative, project-based, student centered, technology-rich charter school for the Appleton Area School District 15 years ago. VNS continues to be a leading lab school... 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 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT