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Oatville Elementary School, Named A 2014 Exemplary High Performing School, Credits Capturing Kids’ Hearts

Oatville Elementary School, Named A 2014 Exemplary High Performing School, Credits Capturing Kids’ Hearts

By Dr. Mike Holt, PHD

3 years ago

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Oatville Elementary School, one of six elementary schools in Haysville Unifed School District in Kansas, was recently recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School for 2014 by The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Read the full article HERE.

Capturing Kids’ Hearts was one of two programs credited for a dramatic reduction in disciplinary interventions and improvement in academic achievement at Oatville Elementary School.

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of Oatville Elementary School for a job so very well done!



Dr. Mike Holt, PHD

Dr. Michael Holt is a native Texan who was born in Abilene and attended public schools through high school graduation. At Tarleton State University, he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees, along with his superintendency certification. He received his Ph.D. in Education Administration and Leadership Development from Texas A&M University. Dr. Holt has over 30 years’ experience in public education as a teacher and administrator, including serving on several state level committees and initiatives, including the Professional Development and Appraisal System, state Principal Induction Committee, Texas School Improvement Initiative and chair for the Texas Math and Science Initiative. He also has over twenty years’ experience working with struggling schools and school turnarounds, and served as an inaugural member of the H.E.B. Statewide District Judging Team from 2004 to present, evaluating the highest performing schools in Texas. This experience has provided him a unique perspective of the dynamics that create exceptional learning environments and how to assist schools in overcoming the constraints of low performance. Dr. Holt also served as Executive Director for Public School Initiatives for The Texas A&M University System. This role included coordinating a statewide public school improvement initiative in mathematics, science and ELL education, partnering with over 150 struggling public schools through nine Colleges of Education within the Texas A&M University System. In August 2008, Dr. Holt left the A&M System to join The Flippen Group as a lead consultant and was later named the National Director of Educational Sales. His career goal is to help bring out the best in schools and school leaders. He is a national speaker, trainer and consultant, serving school districts in 42 states. He and his wife, Kathy, have three grown daughters and reside in College Station, TX. His interests include church activities, family, guitar, golf, boating and motorcycling.

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