2011 VAAA – Parkview Montessori Magnet School

Third Place, West Division, K-8/Middle Schools Melinda Harris , Principal 905 E Chester St Jackson, TN 38301 Madison County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: Parkview Montessori Magnet School is a Montessori magnet school in Jackson, Tennessee. The school became a magnet Montessori school in 1992 and has grown from 88 students to over 300 with a waiting list! Our school is not zoned and students from anywhere in Madison county can register to attend. Students are randomly … Read More

2010 VAAA – Brighton Middle School

Third Place, West Division, K-8/Middle Schools John Combs, Principal 7785 Highway 51 S Brighton, TN 38011 Tipton County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: Team, according to many leadership books I have read, is the single most important predictor of an organization’s success. Obviously, I believe that holds true with the opportunity for success we have experienced at our school. As a member of this team (and I do feel like we have one of the best), it … Read More

2010 VAAA – The Discovery School

First Place, Middle Division, Elementary Schools Debbie Bogdan, Principal 101 Henslee Dr. Dickson, TN 37055 Dickson County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: At The Discovery School, we have worked hard to establish a positive and consistent learning culture. In my role as principal, it is my desire to nourish that culture. My role is made easier by our dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and staff, parents who are passionate about education, students who are excited to learn, and … Read More

2011 VAAA – Lakeview Elementary School

First Place, West Division, Elementary Schools Dr. Susie Lee Hodge, Principal 5132 Jonetta St Memphis, TN 381092 Memphis City Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: Organizing and Scheduling The organization of the school day includes scheduling, assignments of duties and responsibilities, and establishment of professional learning communities, (PLC’s). The principal works with teachers to develop duties and responsibilities that support a climate conducive to teaching and learning. Teacher and staff expectations are communicated in written and verbal form. … Read More