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College Readiness – ­Dec Req Part Two

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Bullying Prevention Part Two

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State Laws and Expectations

A majority of states have introduced bullying prevention laws; All school staff should know the laws and should observe the relevant school district rules, policies, and procedures. Moreover; pertinent sections of the documents should be included in the staff handbook.

Documentation

Keeping good records on the efforts relating to bullying prevention, and intervention should be included in the duties and responsibilities of all teachers. Staff members should sign an agreement that they have the information about practices, policies, procedures and state laws.

Substitute teachers and support staff members need to be encouraged to report and document incidents amounting to intimidation and harassment. When possible, staff members outside the teaching profession should take part in bullying prevention professional development activities.

Staff members should actively engage in the general acceptance of the best practices as part of bullying prevention efforts.  Supervisory duties should occur with due diligence, and officials need to be alerted in case of inappropriate behavior indication.

Practical written plans should be given out to help staff with supervision parameters. Within the school, all staff levels should communicate with one another when there is suspicion of student victimization.

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Bullying Prevention Part One

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It’s  unfortunate that bullying is now one of the primary concerns in many school communities. Bullying contributes to problems such as adolescent suicide, graduation rates, student violence threats, anti­social behavior and litigation.  Staff development is critical to the success of any initiative covering bullying prevention.

In conjunction with the collection of student, staff and parent survey data collection, employee education helps in ensuring responses that are consistent. Below are talking points used for communicating with members of the staff.

Professional Development

Bullying issues are quite complex and staff members need to differentiate bullying behaviors and the students that are more apt in being the victims or the victimizers. Survey results need to be reviewed and the information should relate to where and how bullying happens, and which individuals are engaging in this behavior needs to be shared. Bullying prevention should feature on the staff member’s annual professional development.

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21st Century Skills Part Two

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  • About Laurie Kimbrel

    The current project manager for the Atlanta K-12 Design Challenge, Laurie Kimbrel is an educator with many years’ experience. Before undertaking this position in 2015, Kimbrel served as Superintendent of the Tamalpais Union High School District in Larkspur, California, where she oversaw 4,200 students, 435 staff members, and managed a $63 million budget. Among other achievements under Laurie Kimbrel’s tenure, the district implemented a leadership model that formed Professional Learning Communities designed to augment teacher effectiveness through shared assessment data.

    Kimbrel holds a bachelor of science in music and business from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. She also received a master of science in special education from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and completed her education with leadership-based doctoral studies at Loyola University in Chicago.

    Dedicated to her community, Laurie Kimbrel is a hospice volunteer and works with nonprofits aimed at ensuring every child has access to great teachers and schools. She is also passionate about education reform and champions efforts to bring about effective hiring practices in schools.

  • Education & Publications

    Education

    Loyola University Chicago - Doctorate, Curriculum & Instruction

    National Louis University, Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Leadership

    Dominican University, Master of Science, Special Education

    Millikin University, Bachelor of Science, Music and Business

    Published/Presentations
    It's a Man's World: How to Achieve Success as a Woman in High School District, AASA Women in Leadership Conference, 2013

    How to Run a Clean Construction Program, California School Board Convention, 2012

    A Transition Success Story: California School Boards Association Conference, 2009

    Program Growth and High Achievement: College Board National Conference, 2008

    Building Leadership Capacity through Effective Staffing Planning, Illinois Association of Personnel Administrators Conference, 2008

    Improving Student Achievement: Illinois NCLB Conference, 2007

    Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations: Lake County Personnel Administrators Conference, 2007

    The Impact of Proactive Classroom Management, Doctoral Dissertation, Loyola University, 2002

  • Community Service

    Laurie Kimbrel volunteers for a number of community organizations including Bristol Hospice as a patient volunteer, Destiny's Daughter's of Promise as a student mentor and Students First as an advocate for effective educational practices.
  • Contact Laurie Kimbrel

    lauriekimbrel929@gmail.com