Summer Slice Vol. IV
LA Staff News
People Know They Matter When...
One of the most important things we can do for our kids is to let them know they matter.
When they arrive...
When they are absent...
When they are distant...
When they are angry...
When they are in trouble...
When they are doing their best...
By ALL STAFF taking a restorative approach when addressing "wrongs" at LA, we will have a greater, positive impact on their lives.
What if we had the ability to easily (no additional work) share "strikes" with parents and students as a communication tool?
What if we found a way to ALSO recognize the positive behaviors our students exhibit, and "the good stuff" was ALSO communicated with the student and parents (no additional work)?
What if we "weighted" our "strikes" so that overhearing the f word in a student's conversation is not the same as telling someone to F off when they are angry?
What if when our kids met our predetermined threshold (ex. 3 strikes) for "something needs to happen", there was an automatic way of alerting a staff member that an intervention was needed?
What if our "interventions" were not limited to putting kids in ISS and sending them home?
What if our "charts" were able to manipulate the data (no additional work) to PROVE to us our impact on students?
What if "all of this" wasn't one more thing but actually took less time for us so that we can spend time doing the right things at LA?
If that gets you excited, you need to send me a random emoji so I know you're excited, too!
Pssst....and, if you want to learn more about restorative practices, let me know and I'll send you some info!
Zach and Ted: This is FOR YOU!
Brinkmeyers Head West
Don't make me hunt you down--send me a pic of something you're doing this summer! :)
Upcoming Dates to Note
July 29th: zSpace training at Liberty North 8-11 (Paul and Nick....and one more if interested)
August 5th-7th: New teachers to Liberty report (none from LA)
August 6th: Registration (optional if you want to meet kids) 4:00-6:00
August 7th: Registration (optional if you want to meet kids) 8:00-1:00
August 8th: All teachers return.
August 14th: First day of school.
August 19th: Back to School Night 6:00-7:00
August 30th: All School Speaker 1:00 at LPAT: Rick Ross
Liberty Academy Staff 2019-2020
Debi Straws, Secretary
Lori Streu, Counselor
Andrea Johnson, Social Worker
Mark Krause, Interventionist
Eddie Richey, ISS Instructor
Justin Fetters, Security
Ted Maxwell, Safety
Christine Patterson, Long Term Suspension
Lisa Augustine, Missouri Option Program
Judy Smith, Alt. Ed. Teacher
Art Smith, Teacher
Chad Brinkmeyer, Teacher
Summer Kelley, Teacher
Nick Schwieder, Teacher
Paul Richardson, Teacher
Jared Haferbier, Special Education Teacher
Jodi Williams-Sipes, .75 Teacher
Zach Osborne, Teacher
Janet Knoke-LA Cafeteria
Kathy Wright-LMS Nurse
Clayton Smith-LMS Head Custodian
Kim Sadler-LMS Cafeteria Manager