Utilize Capacity and Increase Achievement: Melissa Krull Presentation


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Presentation given by Melissa Krull during the March 2013 Looking Back, Moving Forward conference in Richmond, Virginia, hosted by University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Utilize Capacity and Increase Achievement: Melissa Krull Presentation

  1. 1. Utilize Capacity and Increase AchievementYou can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to doso. For remember, fear doesnt exist anywhere except in the mind.Robert Louis StevensonYou cannot run away from weakness; youmust some time fight it out or perish; and ifthat be so, why not now, and where youstand?Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. Ifyou want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out andget busy.
  2. 2. What we knew then…
  3. 3. The data…
  4. 4. The results…Gaps leaving…2011
  5. 5. What some people in thecommunity thoughtabout leadership in thedistrict…
  6. 6. Dancing Guy Leader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ&feature=email
  7. 7. But what was really true…
  8. 8. “The Closer you getto equity the rulesbegin to change.”
  9. 9. So what happened?
  10. 10. Community Response-2010 Ruby BridgesProtests Racial Integration Eden PrairieProtests EconomicIntegrationI am glad that the loudest voices are NOT the only ones heard. Thank youfor the opportunity to speak in SUPPORT of the K-6 model and the newboundary map.
  11. 11. Parent Response
  12. 12. The Vote…. 4 in favor 3 against
  13. 13. Eden Prairie Superintendent and Board Agree toSeparation Agreement.Eden Prairie School Chief Leaves Sept. 2011
  14. 14. Who to turn to forsupport and insight?
  15. 15. Gayla Reger-1984
  16. 16. Helen and Champ-2002
  17. 17. Barbara Sanderson-2003
  18. 18. Glenn Singleton-2005
  19. 19. Eric Cooper-2006
  20. 20. The people…Ahmed Jama-2011
  21. 21. What was learned… It’s never about you…. (me) Never take things personally Never read the blogs or comments--good or bad Always have hope Show up—to be a part of something bigger than myself Speak publicly and advocate Accept support no matter what form. Without Judgment The fight is worth it. The challenge will make us stronger andour convictions deeper. My own privileges can be used to support others. NEVER Quit, never ever, Quit.
  22. 22. To keep our faces toward change, andbehave like free spirits in the presenceof fate, is strength undefeatable.Helen Keller …
  23. 23. Leading should alwaysbe, “An Act of Love”.
  24. 24. Eleanor Roosevelt- 1937No one canmake you feelinferiorwithout yourconsent.EleanorRoosevelt, This Is MyStory, 1937