The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), whose mission is to challenge, inspire and equip today’s educators, named Westwood Elementary a 2019 Model School for making rapid and significant improvements in student outcomes.
Westwood recognized the need for change, collectively established a vision, and systematically worked together to create a learning environment that enables students of all abilities to thrive.
Westwood is one of 18 Model Schools from across the United States that shared its transformational journey and best practices at ICLE’s 27th Annual Model Schools Conference, June 23-26 in Washington, D.C. The event provided a forum for thousands of passionate educators and leaders to share innovative ideas and best practices for developing future-focused classrooms.
Selected annually based on a number of criteria, Model Schools must have substantive, data-validated growth year over year; evidence of a strong culture that puts students at the center of learning; and dedication to transforming instruction to meet the needs and demands of the future.