Flippen Group Names 53 Campuses Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools

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Since 1990, campuses nationwide have experienced remarkable outcomes with Capturing Kids’ Hearts tools and processes, creating the socio-emotional safety conducive to learning. Now, through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, the Flippen Group is recognizing and celebrating schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students are relationally connected and eager to learn.

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Since 1990, campuses nationwide have experienced remarkable outcomes with Capturing Kids’ Hearts tools and processes, creating the socio-emotional safety conducive to learning. Now, through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, the Flippen Group is recognizing and celebrating schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students are relationally connected and eager to learn.

The Flippen Group has named the following campuses Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools for the 2016-2017 school year:

1. Bagdad Elementary, Milton, Florida - Principal Daniel Baxley
2. Camp Verde Middle School, Camp Verde, Arizona - Principal Danny Howe
3. Challenger Intermediate School, Goddard, Kansas - Principal Jess Herbig
4. Community Outreach Academy, McClellan, California - Principal Larissa Gonchar
5. Conner Creek Academy East, Roseville, Michigan - Principal/Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith
6. Country Meadows Elementary, Peoria, Arizona - Principal Val Barrett
7. Crockett Elementary, Bryan, Texas - Principal Debi Ehrhardt
8. Diane Patrick Elementary, Grand Prairie, Texas - Principal Matt Brown
9. E.C. Mason Elementary, Manvel, Texas - Principal Renae Rives
10. East Ridge Elementary, Sweetwater, Texas - Principal Vicki Mayberry
11. Emery Elementary, Katy, Texas - Principal Michelle Merricks
12. Forest North Elementary, Austin, Texas - Principal Amy Jacobs
13. Fort Elementary, Royse City, Texas - Principal Danette Dodson
14. Freeman Elementary, Haysville, Kansas - Dr. Donna Ferguson, Principal
15. Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter, Wasilla, Alaska - Principal Jennifer Hutchins
16. Gateway International School, Sacramento, California - Principal Joi Tikoi
17. Goddard Middle School, Goddard, Kansas - Principal Lisa Hogarth
18. Gower West Elementary, Willowbrook, Illinois - Principal Gina Rodewald
19. Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy, Grand Prairie, Texas - Principal Maria Schell
20. Haysville West Middle School, Haysville, Kansas - Principal Ildo Martins
21. Jim Maples Academy, Porterville, California - Principal Mitzie Styles
22. Johnson Elementary, Bryan, Texas - Principal Amy Newbold
23. Jones Elementary, Bryan, Texas - Principal Linda Montoya
24. Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design, Knightdale, North Carolina - Dr. James Argent, Principal
25. Liberation Academy - Dr. Audrey Sanders, Principal
26. Liberty Middle School, Liberty, Texas - Principal Rhonda Smith
27. Memminger School of Global Studies, Charleston, South Carolina - Dr. Abigail Woods, Principal
28. Miss May Vernon Elementary, Fate, Texas - Principal Shannon Hayes
29. Nelson Elementary, Haysville, Kansas - Principal Mike Mitchener
30. Nevada Central Elementary, Nevada, Iowa - Principal Joel Fey
31. New Temple Elementary, South El Monte, California - Principal John Gannon
32. Oak Grove Elementary, Porterville, California - Principal Troy Hayes
33. Ocotillo Elementary, Palmdale, California - Principal Larry Lueck
34. O'Neal Elementary, Poplar Bluff, Missouri - Dr. Amy Dill, Principal
35. Pine Grove School, Avon, Connecticut - Principal Jess Giannini
36. Pioneer High School, Redding, California - Principal Els Prigmore
37. Poplar Bluff Junior High School, Poplar Bluff, Missouri - Principal Bob Case
38. Pray-Woodman Elementary, Maize, Kansas - Principal Nils Gabrielson
39. R. B. Stall High School, North Charleston, South Carolina - Principal Jeremy Carrick
40. Ruth Clark Elementary, Haysville, Kansas - Principal Carla Wulf
41. Sacramento Academic & Vocational Academy, Sacramento, California - Principal Morri Elliott
42. Sherrod Elementary, Palmer, Alaska - Principal Dan Michael
43. Southeast Elementary, Sweetwater, Texas - Principal Peggy Elliott
44. St. James Middle School, St. James, Missouri - Principal Kaaren Lepper
45. Summit Charter Academy Lombardi Campus, Porterville, California - Principal Treasure Weisenberger
46. Sweetwater High School, Sweetwater, Texas - Dr. Ron Morris, Principal
47. Taft High School, Taft, Texas - Principal Angel Lopez
48. Thunderbolt Middle School, Lake Havasu, Arizona - Principal Mari Jo Mulligan
49. Turtle Bay School, Redding, California - Principal A.J. Anderson
50. Union Hill Elementary, Round Rock, Texas - Principal Kimberly Connelly
51. Vandagriff Elementary, Aledo, Texas - Principal Stephanie Covington
52. Voigt Elementary, Round Rock, Texas - Principal Cheryl Hester
53. Wasilla High School, Wasilla, Alaska - Principal Carol Boatman

Creating high-performing, self-managing classrooms is no easy task.

The typical classroom comprises twenty or more students with diverse family backgrounds and expectations for behavior, randomly assembled into a cohort and required to learn together. Too often, the impact of peer pressure and outside influences creates a classroom culture that passively or even actively resists learning.

Teachers are tasked with raising the bar on student performance while competing against social, environmental, and outside pressures as never before. While researchers and officials work to determine the most effective curricula, teachers struggle to manage their classrooms and meet both parents’ and administrators’ expectations.

How can today’s teacher transform a classroom from a disruptive, reactive environment into a place where put-downs and criticism dissipate, and students’ minds become actively engaged in learning?

The Flippen Group, a national professional development provider founded by Flip Flippen, believes what the research demonstrates - that students are most likely to succeed when they are emotionally safe and able to reconnect with their natural curiosity. Flippen Group processes provide educators the skills they need to change the trajectory of students’ lives. Openness replaces defensiveness. Judging and feelings of being judged are replaced with acceptance and real connectedness to school. “Discipline problems nearly non-existent,” and “Academic achievement constantly improving,” are common feedback following implementation of the highly acclaimed Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes.

The Flippen Group believes these unsung education heroes, producing exemplary outcomes in schools and paving the way for other schools to follow, need and deserve recognition for a job well done. Please join us in congratulating and honoring these schools and their leaders for their dedication and commitment!

For more information about the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, contact:

Tanya Peterson
Flippen Group
Office Phone: 1-800-316-4311
Office Fax: 1-877-941-4700
info(at)flippengroup(dot)com
http://www.flippengroup.com

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