"“When we chose to partner with ALL, we engaged consultants who knew that our improvement efforts needed to be based on the positive progress we were already starting to see. ALL was able to help us make the most of the cycle of continuous improvement we aspired to. They knew that the seeds of tremendous growth resided in us and they helped us nurture those seeds as they touched teachers, students and administrators at R. Rex Parris High School with positive yet honest looks at results, instructional methodology and student goals.”
Susan McDougal, Principal, R. Rex Parris High School - Palmdale, CA
"The strategies utilized [in Associates in Learning and Leadership's English Language Learners Workshop] are good strategies for all children. Adapting and modifying these strategies allows you to differentiate. [This workshop] made me think about the practices of our teachers and how it may help us support 'all' our students, not just ELL students, to bridge the achievement gap."
Patricia Dang, Principal, Kapalama Elementary - Honolulu, HI
"ALL has been a valuable partner to our district in implementing professional development and protocols that have supported learning in both our comprehensive and alternative high schools. Specifically, we were assisted by ALL in establishing Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), an instructional coaching model, and classroom walk-throughs that encouraged a cycle of inquiry built upon an appreciative process. This, in turn, has supported the increase in classroom rigor, efficacy of instructional practice, and the attainment of specific academic student goals that have resulted in higher test scores."
David Vierra, Ph.D., Superintendent, Antelope Valley Union High School District - Lancaster, CA
"As we approach the end of our school year and begin to make plans for Year 2 with ALL, I want to go on record to say how pleased I am with the services that we have received. As principal, I feel supported and know where to turn if I have a question. ALL has tailored its services to fit our needs and has helped us grow as a school. We have become a better place for students to grow into career and college ready adults."
Wade Araki, Principal, Kaimuki High -- Honolulu, HI
"[This workshop] was most effective because of the terrific instructors who served as role-models and because it involved us actually doing [the activities]. If I had just read about this or listened to a lecture, I might not have internalized it as much as I did. It was extremely beneficial because it changed the way I viewed teaching math! It inspired me and motivated me and gave me effective ways to reach struggling students. I also benefitted from classmates [sharing] ideas and materials."
Inga Park-Okuna, School Counselor, Kalihi-uka Elementary -- Honolulu, HI