Scott Merzoian, Monticello Principal, served on a panel of high performing principals in Seattle at the state principal’s Equity Conference. Merzoian did a fantastic job communicating the success Monticello has enjoyed under his leadership.
Mr. Merzoian was the final panelist to speak to 80 principals from around the state and finished off an informative session about Closing the Achievement Gap for Low Income Students.
Dr. Lanette Shepherd, Longview Orchestra Director, conducted research as part of her recertification for National Board this year about high performing middle schools serving low-income students. From this research, she formed a panel for the Equity Conference with principals across the state. This was done because Dr. Stephen Shepherd, Vice-Principal Mt. Solo, proposed this panel discussion to the Association of Washington State School Principals Equity Conference for 2019.
Jennifer Leach, Vice-President of the Longview School Board attended, and was impressed with Monticello Middle Schools growth and Longview Public Schools representation.