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Five SAISD Campuses Honored as Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools

Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase School 2020-2021

San Angelo ISD announces with celebration the selection of five SAISD campuses as Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) National Showcase Schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Bradford Elementary, Fannin Elementary, Goliad Elementary, Holiman Elementary and Lake View High School were chosen for the national honor. 

The CKH National Showcase School award recognizes campuses that go above and beyond in building a safe and welcoming environment where students are relationally connected and eager to learn. CKH National Showcase Schools are selected annually by the Flippen Group through a process that includes measuring key performance indicators, gathering campus data and surveying staff and students. 

Only 325 campuses were selected for the honor nationally. Lake View High School was one of only 8 high schools selected in Texas.  SAISD commends the committed leadership of the five campuses selected for the honor including Principals Zach Ramirez (Lake View High School), Bertha Carrasco (Bradford Elementary), Cathy Humble (Fannin Elementary), Shannon Klepac (Goliad Elementary) and Ginger Luther (Holiman Elementary). 

“We are excited that we were named a CKH National Showcase School, which demonstrates how our school community is strong and centered around relationship building. Everyone involved is dedicated to making connections and striving to create an environment each day that is welcoming and students have a positive start to the day! As the Principal of Lake View school I am proud of this accomplishment and look forward to future success at Lake View,” said Principal Zach Ramirez.

SAISD is committed to building safe and welcoming environments, relationship-driven campus cultures, student connectedness, and processes focused on social-emotional wellbeing at our campuses. These five CKH National Showcase schools excel in these areas, and students and staff authentically connect resulting in the improved wellbeing of the whole child. 

“I am proud to work in a district that is committed to a focus on the ‘whole child.’ These five campuses were some of the first to receive the Capturing Kids’ Hearts professional learning experience in SAISD. The campus leadership teams have been integral in embedding these practices into the school climate and culture in order to elicit this level of recognition,” said SAISD Director of Social-Emotional Learning Lindy Lyles. “I look forward to the continued partnership and the district-wide focus on relationships as the core of our mission to develop future-ready graduates.”

Through experiential training, expert coaching, an SEL curriculum for students, and personalized support, Capturing Kids' Hearts® equips professionals in K-12 education to implement transformational processes focused on social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-driven campus culture, and student connectedness.

For a glimpse into the good work at one of our CKH National Showcase campuses and to learn more about Capturing Kids’ Hearts, enjoy this video from the 2019-2020 school year by Principal Bertha Carrasco at the CKH National Showcase campus, Bradford Elementary.

Capturing Kids’ Hearts campuses across the country were considered by the Flippen Group for the National Showcase School award based on criteria including survey and performance data from students, staff, teachers and administrators, data demonstrating that Capturing Kids’ Hearts has made a significant improvement in attendance, discipline, climate/culture, or academics as well as positive campus culture and climate.

For over three decades, Capturing Kids’ Hearts has brought tools to thousands of campuses nationwide that equip teachers, coaches, administrators, and district leaders to implement transformational processes focused on cultivating student-connectedness, improving school culture, and fostering social-emotional learning. These processes are designed to directly impact every aspect of a school community. 

About Capturing Kids’ Hearts and the Flippen Group

In 1990 a small group of educators experienced the first Capturing Kids' Hearts® training at the Flippen’s home in College Station, Texas. The vision has since grown and today the team introduces Capturing Kids' Hearts® processes to 37,000+ educators each year nationwide.

Capturing Kids’ Hearts is a premier source of professional development for educators nationwide. Through experiential training, expert coaching, and personalized support, Capturing Kids' Hearts equips professionals in K-12 education to implement transformational processes focused on social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-driven culture, and student connectedness.

Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes provide educators the skills they need to change the trajectory of students’ lives.

Campuses implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes consistently report improvements in academic, behavioral, and cultural outcomes.