Four SAISD Campuses Nominated for Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase Schools Award

February 14, 2019

We are proud to announce that Alta Loma, Bradford, Goliad, and Holiman Elementary Schools have been nominated by the Flippin Group for the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award. 

Capturing Kids’ Hearts is a process that provides the strategy and training for teachers and administrators to achieve success in today’s classroom. Through the Showcase Schools Award, Flippen Group seeks to recognize and celebrate schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Flippen Group believes that unsung heroes producing exemplary outcomes in schools and paving the way for other schools to follow need and deserve recognition for a job well done.

For more than 25 years, campuses across the country have experienced amazing outcomes with Capturing Kids’ Hearts tools and processes, creating the socio-emotional safety conducive to learning. Flippen Group provides educators the skills they need to change the trajectory of students’ lives. Openness replaces defensiveness. Judging and feelings of being judged are replaced with acceptance and real connectedness to the school. “Discipline problems nearly non-existent,” and “Academic achievement constantly improving,” are common feedback following Capturing Kids’ Hearts implementation.

The teachers and staff of these four schools have continued to learn the processes needed to connect students with their peers and adults on campus; and to create classrooms where students are excited to learn every day.

Flippen Group teams will begin conducting site visits to nominated campuses to gather additional quantitative and qualitative data and interview students, teachers, administrators, and parents. They will compile a matrix of key measurements from the campus observation. Following the site visit, the selection team will review all accumulated data and select the campuses to be this year’s recipients of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards.

The Flippen Group is proud to recognize the outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of our children. As they identify these outstanding schools, campus leaders, and teachers each year, please join us in celebrating "some of the most skilled and effective educators in the country!"