Collaborative Partner Results

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) 2017-2018 Increase

Onesimo Hernandez Elementary School (Dallas ISD ACE)

Dallas ISD Accelerating Campus Excellence (ACE) Program – initiative to transform campuses that were designated as Improvement Required by the Texas Education Agency for multiple years.

We were incredibly proud to achieve unprecedented double-digit gains across content areas on our state-wide standardized exam. Beyond the message of inspiration and hope this achievement sent to our students, staff, families, and broader community, the gains also enabled us to move off the state’s “improvement required” list thereby elevating the reputation of our school community. BRES was the ultimate partner in this work. Working side-by-side with BRES on our priorities helped me determine both the “what to do” while also ensuring I remained laser focused on exactly how to ensure the highest impact systems were rolled out correctly across our school. BRES’s hands-on approach of co-observing and planning with my leadership team and me by asking probing questions real-time resulted in highly successful implementation of our priorities because they were there with us every step of the way. We received immediate feedback, knew exactly how to upgrade our gaps immediately, and were able to transform our practice instantly by implementing feedback right away. I couldn’t be more excited to continue working with them again this year. The gains I know I’ll make as a leader will translate to students and there’s no more powerful support than that.

Oscar Aponte   |  Principal - Maple Lawn Elementary School, Former Principal of Onesimo Hernandez Elementary School

C.F. Carr Elementary School (Dallas ISD ACE)

J.N. Ervin Elementary School (Dallas ISD ACE)

As a new initiative, it is very important for us to have strong program goals and monitor our progress toward these goals frequently. Our partnership with BRES has allowed us to objectively monitor our program goals. We are able to use the BRES rubric to concentrate on the big rocks we want to ensure we achieve with fidelity. As a result we have utilized their diagnostics to guide our learning walks, adjust our PD cycles, and our leadership approach to address the data reflected throughout the year. Scott and Matt are truly reflective and responsive and have been wonderful thought partners and accountability partners with us. They have a knack for building immediate relationships and rapport with individuals on our campuses that have led to increased buy-in and accelerated results. It is a pleasure to work with them knowing they work with the mindset that students come first!

Jolee Healey and Shatara Stokes   |  Deputy Chief of School Leadership, ACE Schools Director, Dallas ISD

Daniel Webster Elementary School (Dallas ISD)

It is very difficult to turn theory into action when turning around a school. Working with BRES helped us to make the research relevant to our needs. BRES consultants Scott Hudnor and Matt Khirallah facilitated our development of big rocks and provided a support structure to ensure fidelity. They served as thought partners as we created systems to prioritize our goals, establish effective data-driven professional learning communities, and provide effective coaching for our leadership team. Along with these initiatives, their method of questioning is an invisible curriculum that increased our leadership capacity. The BRES team provided us with a foundation to ensure teachers and leaders are growing professionally and every child is successful.

Clement Alexander, Jr.   |  Principal, Daniel Webster Elementary, Dallas ISD

Teaching Trust: Dallas ISD Schools in the Leadership Teams Program Year 2

Teaching Trust Leadership Teams Program – prepares principals and their teams to realize their vision of an aspirational school culture and create a robust plan for campus improvement