Wanted you to know that per implementation of your second book, The Radical Edge, and per the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) who grades our schools A, B, C, D, or F using an established scale score…our scale score rose again (when Many in the district have dropped) for the second year in a row and our “A” school rating got even stronger for the 2006-07 school year.
In addition, I found out today that I have been invited by the FLDOE to attend a state recognition luncheon on behalf of our phenomenal growth for the 2005-06 school year. This was the year of The Radical Leap implementation (it’s starting to sound like a Chinese Calendar…year of the chicken, year of the dog, etc…it made me laugh) in which we made the highest gain in the district and were named a Top 100 school by the Governor and Commissioner of Education.
Both of these recognitions are also your recognitions. What you thought and then placed on paper has inspired many other adults and now over 1000 children in my school for the last two years. That “pyramid” thing really does work!
I need a third book by you before August 13th… 🙂
A couple of months ago I asked David to document the steps they’ve gone through to implement the principles of Extreme Leadership at his school. He’s a busy guy and tackling it as he has time. I’m happy to say that I’ve just received his first installment, and I hope you’ll take the time to download and read it here. (If you don’t yet know what an OS!M is, you may want to watch this video to understand David’s reference.)
And for what it’s worth, he gets an “A” from me, too.
Oh, and by the way, class–if, after reading the document, you have any questions for Principal Pinter, please raise your hand and speak up in the comment section below.