Ben DeGrow of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy visited Saginaw Preparatory Academy on Oct. 13. The visit included a door-to-door tour of the schools preK-8 classrooms. "Teachers were not notified in advance of the visit," shared school leader Molly Rundell. She explained that she was confident and proud of what happens in the schools classrooms daily - focused, targeted instruction in a caring, nurturing environment.
Ben DeGrow shared what he found while visiting classrooms at Saginaw Preparatory Academy - see his full article here.
Since accepting the leadership position, Rundell has maintained a laser-beam focus on shedding the label. Improving staff morale, focusing on the "right things" and rescheduling the school day to focus on English language arts and math are among the many changes that have occurred at the school during the past two years. "I am very grateful to have an involved and supportive board of directors," shared Rundell. "They have allowed us the space to make operational changes in the best interest of the school, our students, and academic progress. They trust us to do the right things."
See Ben DeGrow's full article for additional observations and details.