Principal Deartis Barber III and 25 of his staff members from Georgian Hills Middle School dedicated their talents and expertise to Grandview Heights Middle School in Frayser, Tennessee three years ago. When they began, the school was at it’s worst, but after their influence, the school earned top-level test scores in growth.
“They built relationships with students. They placed value on achievement with incentives for success. They didn’t shy away from putting challenging work in front of kids who were several grade levels behind.”
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