Saturday, September 22, 2012
2 part series about bullying programs in Ladue. Now, the big question, can administrators stop "The List" problem that has existed at the high school for more than 10 years?
There's been much back and forth about bullying and related issues in the Ladue School Distict. Pablo Flinn, director of Education Services addressed these issues and more in a one on one interview. The Ladue School District has had anti-bullying programs in place for years. The district has made a significant investment in detection and training in anti-bullying programs. Early detection is quite common at all levels: elementary, middle and high school.
Patch.com had an extensive conversation with Pablo Flynn, Director of Educational Services for Student Support and Assessment concerning these important efforts. Patch.com: Are anti-bullying programs key in this district. Pablo Flinn: Certainly, it is one of the key components and an …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Popular OLWEUS program is now part of a successful equation.
In part 2, Pablo Flinn talks about a new nation-wide program to combat bullying in the school place. This two-part series is in response to the dust up surrounding the fallout from "The List" which comes out every spring, ridiculing upper class females. Ladue has had anti-bullying education programs for years. They are now working towards a goal of getting "The List" under control going forward. Patch.com: What are present goals for student character development: Pablo Flinn: Our goal is to develop that whole citizen. What we are particularly excited about is the OLWEUS anti-bullying program. That program is present in about 14 states. It is important to honor and it is important to identify data that we use to support budget decisions we …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
An indepth conversation with Pablo Flinn, Director of Education Services for the district.
The Ladue School District has had anti-bullying programs in place for years. The district has made a significant investment in detection and training in anti-bullying programs. Early detection is quite common at all levels: elementary, middle and high school. Patch.com had an extensive conversation with Pablo Flynn, Director of Educational Services for Student Support and Assessment concerning these important efforts. Patch.com: Are anti-bullying programs key in this district. Pablo Flinn: Certainly, it is one of the key components and an issue we all try and address all the time. Patch: Has bullying always been around if not identified by specific name. Flinn: Bullying has been a concern since I was a child. The title has been there. …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Dr. Chappelow concludes the interview with a focus on the school year ahead.
Part 2 of the periodic discussion with Ladue's Superintendent Dr. Marsha Chappelow. Dr. Chappelow wants to close the African-American learning gap and jump start key initiatives. Patch: What initiatives will the school board address this year. Chappelow: I think it is important for people to realize that just because we don’t have a bond levy, and we won’t be making major budget reductions, we still have a lot of things we want to accomplish. We are pulling out a lot of projects we had put on hold. This an operational year. All of these initiatives are under our strategic plan. We are going to increase our efforts to eliminate our education gap with our African-American students. There will be an action committee, K-12th. We’ve done a …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Periodically, Dr. Chappelow goes one on one with Patch.com, Part I.
Dr. Marsha Chappelow, superintendent of the Ladue School District answers questions for Patch.com from time to time. This time, she is kicking off her 40th year in education with the start of the school year. Ladue-Frontenac Patch Editor James Baer caught up with Dr. Chappelow for this interview: Patch: How would you characterize the start of another school year Dr. Marsha Chappelow: I would characterize it this way: It is the start of a new year and a new opportunity and a renewal for students and staff. Everyone gets a break and that is great. Everyone comes backs refreshed and ready to go. For this year, it is especially great because of the passage of Prop 1. Last year there was a little uncertainty with the start of the school year if…
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Appointment approved by the Ladue School District Board of Education.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
On May 14 the Ladue Schools Board of Education approved the appointment of Pablo Flinn as the Director of Education Services, beginning July 1, 2012. Flinn comes to the Ladue School District from Special School District of St. Louis County where he currently serves as Area Coordinator for Separate Private School Services. Prior to serving in this position, Flinn served Special School District as an Area Coordinator for University City Secondary Schools and as an Effective Practice Specialist. He was also an Assistant Program Director and a classroom teacher at Epworth School in Webster Groves. Flinn received his Masters in Education Administration from Missouri Baptist University. Both his Masters in Education as a Reading Specialist…