Tell me about school leadership
Principal Deb Hoffman came to Franklin with
a passion for helping students who traditionally struggle
succeed. Her experience as an urban educator in the Milwaukee
Public schools prepared her well for the challenges of creating
equitable learning conditions.
Deb leads a veteran, well-respected teaching staff at Franklin. A Franklin teacher commented;
We believe that most new administrators would not and
have not displayed leadership of her caliber. We have also
come away with the feeling that good leaders take charge and try new things; they have a passion for more.
The development of ISD helped Deb realize how to listen to her staff in making changes to the core instructional practices of her school.
In 2000, Principal Hoffman received National
Milken Educator Award for
her work at Franklin. In addition to her service on many district
and state level committees, she has also served on a Federal
Reform committee to share the knowledge she gained through
her groundbreaking work with school reform.
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Cited from a course paper written by Andrea Leffingwell
and Tia N. Samihadji, titled "Integrating Cultures for Achievement."