“It took a lot of extra hours. We used every minute in the day; we even structured bathroom breaks for the kids. As a team, we dug in deep, broke down the data, and then did something drastic. It paid off.” 

New to the Washington Irving Elementary School, Melissa Scherle had to build trust in her first year as a T3 Teacher Leader while pushing her team towards improved student academic growth. She succeeded as a teacher and leader beyond her expectations. The 2nd grade team averaged two years of growth on the DIBELS literacy test, the second highest growth in all of Indianapolis Public Schools and double the district’s average point gain. 

Read Driving Student Achievement Through Teacher Leadership to learn more.