Adam Dovico | Principal | Moore Magnet Elementary School

The changes at Moore Magnet are a part of a three year strategic plan for building a successful culture that children want and can learn in. In the end, we want to raise achievement and send scholars out into society who are mentally and socially prepared. In year one (2017-2018), we started with the "re-branding" of culture. From my experience working at the Ron Clark Academy, I had an idea of how you can break the script of a traditional school setting. To do this in a public school, though, would be considerably more challenging, but certainly not impossible. Some of the changes are aesthetic, such as painting the walls or the flexible seating, but others are less obvious, like having classroom greeters in each classroom. We instilled the Moore 4, which are four observable behaviors that are expected in each classroom across the building (tracking the speaker, using manners, making a positive first impression, and standing when speaking).