As I reflect on my two years at Alchesay, I leave with great memories and with a great sense of accomplishment. It is in some ways ironic that my last week as the associate principal will be next week and I will be in Tucson for the Leading Change Conference as part of the Alchesay team to present on turnaround. So in preparing my part of the presentation, I focused on engaging students and community. It was really intriguing to go through the available stats that I have accumulated and to put them down on paper and it really shows what a difference one can make when you put everything you have into the process.
I am attaching my first run on a very short presentation just so you can see the statistical difference in discipline infractions over the two years. In some ways it is almost miraculous as I entered the process with a fear of failure which in some ways drove me to a successful outcome. Alchesay High School Turnaround