Field Trip

Turnaround

Episode Summary

A new administrator, a new partnership and a lot of hard work. This is the story of Bonneville Elementary’s journey from under-performance to academic rigor and a renewed culture.

Episode Notes

A new administrator, a new partnership and a lot of hard work. This is the story of Bonneville Elementary’s journey from underperformance to academic rigor and a renewed culture.

In 2014, Bonneville Elementary was in the bottom 1% of elementary schools in Utah. Ogden School District saw the need for change and sprang into action. With a new principal, a partnership with school transformation organization Ed Direction and a willingness to ask hard questions and roll up their sleeves, Bonneville Elementary is a completely different place today. This is their story.

In this interview, we speak with Janice Bukey, Principal; Sarah Roberts, Executive Director of Instructional Leadership; and Dr. Hollie Pettersson, Ed Direction’s co-education practice lead.

Field Trip is a podcast from Frontline Education.