Saddleback Valley USD

Amanda Morrell, Board President; Crystal Turner, Superintendent; nine teachers, Glen Yermo Leadership Team; Laura Ott, Assistant Superintendent; Debi Greer, Teacher; Michael Gomez and Lisa Graham, Principals

To successfully close the achievement gap within a school or district, focus and attention must support the whole child. The Circle of Growth program, consisting of four quadrants, “Stimulating Environment, Intentional Design, Collaboration and Social Emotional,” is a replicable system utilized to engage and review instructional practice and students’ thinking patterns for problem solving.