District Hires Consulting Firm to Review Educational Tool
As announced this Fall, in pursuit of continued improvement, Woodland Park School District will be engaging in a comprehensive external review of our practice at the middle and high school level, with specific focus on the Summit Learning/REAL Platform, according to District officials.
“The Woodland Park School District community will have an opportunity to engage with the team for this review”, said Dr. Mathew Neal, WPSD Superintendent.
Please see the details below outlining the review and opportunities for feedback:
• Who are the external reviewers?
o Consulting Firm: School Leaders to the Core – Strategic Leadership for Learning and
o 3 External Consultants: Jennifer Klein, Barbara Friedlander, and Heather Wayson-
Wilson (Bios found on the wpsdk12.org website)
• What will they look at?
o 3 Day Comprehensive Site Visit, including Classroom Observations; Focus Groups and
Interviews of Staff, Students, Parents, and Community Members; and Engagement in
the School and Community Culture
o General Survey of Staff, Students, Parents, and Community Members
o Review of School Policies & Procedures, School Data, Implementation Documents,
Teacher Training, and Survey Results
• When will they be in the District?
o November 1st – 3rd
• How can I Participate?
o Visit wpsdk12.org to:
§ Complete a Survey
§ Sign-up for a Group Forum
• Where will the report findings be published?
o Strengths and opportunities for growth posted to the District website by January
• How will the results of the review be used?
o Strengths and opportunities for growth shared with the School Board, Leadership
Team, District and School Accountability Committees, and School Shared Decision
Teams to be used in future planning
§ Noted strengths will be preserved in future initiatives
§ Opportunities for growth will provide a platform for planning this Spring, with
initiatives rolled out in the Fall of 2022
“We look forward to sharing our practice with this team and learning from their insights,” said Neal. “We hope all families will take the time to provide valuable feedback through the survey and lend their voice to our focus groups and interviews,” he added.
Any questions regarding this process and opportunities to provide feedback may be directed to Jennifer Klein, Lead Consultant, at JenniferKleinCO@gmail.com.
About Woodland Park School District Re-2: A Place of Becoming. Mission: Together, we embrace a culture where all learners are empowered to pursue intellectual, personal, and collective excellence.
Woodland Park School District Re-2, 155 Panther Way, Woodland Park, CO 80863. Phone: (719) 686-2000. Learn more at wpsdk12.org.