NASSP: Hiring High-Quality Teachers Leads to Student Success

Kerensa Wing
February 19, 2020
Host
Richard Long, executive director, LFA
Guest
Kerensa Wing, 2020 NASSP National Principal of the Year and principal of Collins Hill High School

Kerensa Wing, 2020 NASSP National Principal of the Year and principal of Collins Hill High School in Suwanee (Gwinnett County), Ga., believes a classroom teacher has an enormous impact on student growth. She talks about hiring, retaining, and training the best teachers and how bringing high-quality teachers leads to equity in education. She implemented a professional learning community structure among her team, incorporating scheduling changes to accommodate common planning and collaboration time using research-based practices for students. As a result, student performance on state assessments has risen dramatically and the school culture has improved.