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New Caddo School Principal : Westwood Elementary

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Teachers at Westwood Elementary  describe their new principal, Renee Ellis,  as a no nonsense,  energetic,  direct  and smart educator who is full of ideas.

Ellis has worked at some of the most academically challenged and gifted schools in Caddo, bringing with her some innovative ideas when it comes to education. For example, students are never allowed to be without book. The goal is to increase reading levels and increase the vocabulary of students, and starting next week teachers will have to go to class as well..

"They will have an actual day where they will come into my class and I will show them  things they can use in their classroom, " said Master Teacher Jessica Greggs. Greggs is part of  the new administration assembled at Westwood. Just before the school year started, former Caddo Superintendent Dr. Gerald Dawkins removed the entire administration and appointed a new team.

One of the first things Ellis did was to start a parent organization. So far, nearly half of the parents  at the school have signed up.

  "I am an instructional servant and I invite the entire community to come in  and help because that is what it is about -- changing these children's  lives"

Ellis hopes to increase test scores by 20 points this school year. Ellis's  husband is also the new principal at Woodlawn High school.

 

 

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