One of my favorite things to read or watch is a transformation story. You know, seeing the before and after pictures of a renovated home, weight loss, or a yard.
My school, Onalaska Middle School is a transformation story. But our before and after pictures are much different than the ones you are used to seeing.
In 2011, the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction identified Onalaska School District as part of a Required Action District, or RAD, because it was one of the consistently lowest performing schools in the state.
Obviously, this was not a good place to be in as a school and it was going to take a lot of work to improve.