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Schools Achieve Marzano Level 1 Certification

The Linn-Mar Community School District is proud to announce that our two middle schools and three of our elementary buildings have achieved Level 1 certification in Marzano High-Reliability Schools™.

The honor was given to Excelsior and Oak Ridge Middle Schools, and Novak, Indian Creek, and Bowman Woods elementary schools.

The Level 1 certification signifies that those learning centers have created a “Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture,” which is the foundation for every level that follows. Day-to-day school operations are addressed and evaluated in Level 1.

In learning the news from the Marzano organization, Linn-Mar Superintendent Shannon Bisgard said, “I am proud of the commitment that each of these schools has shown to ensure that they are providing a safe and collaborative culture for students and staff. To achieve Level 1 certification as a High-Reliability Schools organization requires a great deal of teamwork and a very positive culture in each school. Congrats to all five of our schools that have achieved this designation this year!”

Linn-Mar associate superintendent Nathan Wear added, “To have several buildings achieve Level 1 certification, in the midst of everything else we’ve dealt with this year, is a testament to the strength of our staff, students, and community. We are proud to see so many schools achieve the first level of high-reliability organizations.”

The high-reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Resources to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success in all major areas of schooling, including curriculum development, instruction, assessment, student engagement, and personalized competency-based education.