"Highland’s relationship with Action Learning Systems has been transformational. Five years ago a brand new principal and a mostly new staff were given the charge of transforming a persistently failing school. Our school was on the verge of being closed by the state, scoring in the lowest five percent of the state. Action Learning Systems took a group of teachers with a vision, gave that vision a direction, and we have never looked back. From the initial Direct Interactive Instruction training, to Co-Plan/Co-Teach tailored to the needs of the individual, to now teaching my teachers to go through the Observation/Feedback Cycle, the level of commitment and trust-building is so high that the teachers are making remarkable gains as educators and students are showing high levels of success."
- Natali Matta, Principal
Highland Elementary School, Visalia, CA