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Middle School Principal Paul Herrick on School Culture

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Join Sprigeo Founder Joe Bruzzese for 15 minutes with Paul Herrick of DeForest Middle School in Wisconsin. While focusing on disproportionate discipline rates of special education, minority, and low socio-economic status students, Paul's passion manifested itself as the development of the culture model called "SOLAR", or "Solution Oriented Learning, Accountability, and Restoration".  Serving as the district administrator for PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) in DeForest, Paul has pushed the boundaries of SOLAR to develop exciting new support systems for students, staff, and families. 

Paul will discuss answers to the following questions:

  1. Can you explain to listeners what the SOLAR model is?
  2. On your website, you talk about building a "Culture of CHARACTER".  What does this mean, and why is it important?
  3. You've obviously got experience implementing SOLAR at a school level with positive results.  Can parents use and apply the philosophies of SOLAR?

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