“We are excited about our partnership with Carri Meek. It has truly been Ridge Park’s bridge for raising student achievement! As a result, we have transitioned instruction and are currently the number 1 school out of 75 within our management company, based on growth!”
"Carri does a great job with the realities of teaching. She focuses on the real purpose of teaching and that is being sure the students are learning and growing. Her work has research-based data supporting it, but I like her real world problem solving she provides to teachers. They are able to take something away from every session we've had with her. "
"Highly recommend. She has coached myself and the building principal through the process of instructional change. She has completed many walk-throughs and has also analyzed and given me her feedback on those processes."
"Our building is a completely different learning environment today than it was 4 years ago. Carri helped me to learn how to be an instructional coach. My teachers are teaching the standards with rigor (no more worksheets) and they are assessing students in a way that is not only evaluative but also is used to drive the instruction."
"Teachers are using these assessments to provide interventions to students. They are also using this data when attending meetings with parents so they have a better understanding of how their students are growing."
"Carri's guidance has changed the way we teach. Teachers understand the expectations we have for them. Students understand the learning targets for each day. Teachers and students work together to ensure children are working toward mastery of the concepts being taught, and assessments that are aligned guide our next steps. Carri was the foundation builder of all of this for us."
"Our district overall has seen achievement gains over the past few years on our state report card as a result of being more intentional with our standards based instruction. Five years ago teachers were teaching through a resource they were given. Now teachers are teaching the standards with support of resources as needed."
"Carri takes the time to get the work done that needs to be done. She goes above and beyond to support the work. Carri is personable, develops relationships and provides support to teachers. She is not afraid to get in the classroom and get into the trenches to model for teachers or meet with them to help them improve."
"Instruction is changing. I can actually see a difference in the classrooms, and teacher evaluation scores are growing thanks to this work."
"Thank you, This was the first time that I feel I can start right away."
"I have been teaching for 30 years and I'm motivated to try something new"
"Instructional coaching was new to me. I was nervous to have someone in my classroom, but now I cant wait for her to come back."
"This was a great seminar, excellent job of keeping us engaged!"
"Awesome seminar! Carri Meek was knowledgeable and easy to listen to!"
"Thank you for reminding me why I became a teacher in the first place."
"The overall status of student and teacher performance has shown growth. Teachers have been willing to try the student checklists and it has been an eye opener for them when observing and assessing students."
"One Building in our District went from 'Focus' status to 'Independent' in one year. Two other buildings went from the designation of "Watch" to "Independent" in the same year. Our 3rd Grade ELA Proficiency scores went from 56% in Spring 2018 to 75% in Spring 2019."
"Our performance index has steadily increased over the past years working with Carri. Where the big change has happened is our K-3 literacy measure, the checklists have closed the gap and added value."
"Teachers are using checklist data to pull small groups and provide interventions to students who need it. Our state report card also shows that we are moving students."
"Teachers and students have a better understanding of where the students are at in their learning. Teachers understand how to differentiate instruction to bring students up to rigor and when learning needs to be stretched so all students see growth."
"They know where they are at any given moment with regard to the standards. They know at a glance who needs extra support, who needs remediation and extension. It is a quick guide to inform teachers who have to plan quickly. It is accurate and time saving, resulting in student success."
"Standards-based checklists provide a readily available tool for the teachers to formatively assess. It is very user friendly."
"This approach makes standards-based reporting manageable. Our high school was not doing standards based monitoring prior to working with Carri, but now this is happening in large pockets."
"Teachers now have the information to be very strategic about intervention and how students are grouped. They know specifically which students need to work on which skills."