Creighton’s Corner Elementary School
Loudoun County Public Schools
Comprehensive Needs Assessment - Executive Summary
23171 Minerva Drive
Ashburn, VA 20148
Chris L. Knott
At Creighton’s Corner Elementary, we focus on finding the Leader in each Colt, in some way, every day. Through the Leader in Me and Covey’s 7 Habits, we develop the whole child, teaching proactivity, planning, goal setting and monitoring, and helping each child find their voice. PBL is the vehicle through which our students build and show their leadership skills, carrying out their chosen projects for idea, to design, to development, to completion.
Leadership is nurtured at our school through the building of strong relationships and our focus on Responsive Classroom and Morning Meeting helps each child start the day off in a safe, friendly, collaborative environment, where each voice is heard and respected. Students are responsible for their own success and students set goals and track their progress through the use of Leadership Notebooks and report their progress to their teachers and parents through student-led conferences.
Collaborative Learning Teams plan for individualized instruction and support each other by developing strong, student-centered lessons and effective enrichment opportunities. Teachers continue to develop as practitioners through staff development in choice areas, such as Guided Math, Google Classroom, Using resources to support a paperless classroom, and developing PBL opportunities that are tightly aligned to the SOL standards. One of our main goals this school year is to develop a structured Response to Intervention framework that identifies and provides specific interventions to the school’s diverse student population. Our school team is entering the RTI Cohort III and will be trained in Response to Intervention this year. Through this training, our team will be able to create and implement intervention practices that support all learners.
Our Lighthouse Team (School Leadership Team) has facilitated a differentiated staff development plan focused on teaching Goal Setting, developing Lead Measures by which to measure Goal Attainment, and developing supports when students don’t reach their goals. In addition, Action Teams (groups of teachers who meet each month to address important areas such as Staff Development, Student Learning, Student Leadership Opportunities, Family Learning, Schoolwide Goals, etc.) help guide the work of our Lighthouse Team.
Most importantly, students solve problems and play active leadership roles in their classroom and our school. They give guidance to our instructional and administrative staff through classroom meetings and through our Student Lighthouse Team, which is a school improvement team for students. Our Vision for students is, Each Student a Creator, Each Student a Contributor, Every Student a Leader.
Extended Learning Opportunities
Creighton’s Corner is a vibrant and comprehensive school community. Our children enjoy many opportunities outside of the school setting, including numerous field trip experiences, a strong after school enrichment program that focuses on a wide variety of topics including Coding, Sports and Games, Chorus, Piano, Public Speaking, Dance, and other activities).
Our academic teams, such as Odyssey of the Mind, National Science League, Math Olympiad, and Math League are well represented and have had success as State Champions and National Champions. We also have a very active community service commitment and our students have participated in Food Drives, Bottled Water Drives, community presentations, and national presentations.
Our music team is very active and we field a tremendous school chorus and our music team performs five musical performances a year, including a two act play at the end of the year.
Finally, we have extended our learning opportunities to our families. Our 7 Habits for Effective Families training will be offered schoolwide through a series of information nights and mornings this school year.
Areas of Strength
Teaching and Learning
Areas for Growth
Summary statements for domains providing evidence of analysis of trend data over a 3-year period and data triangulation to confirm areas of concern. Provide a clear connection between outcomes and contributing factors.
Teaching and Learning