Episode 16: Embracing Culture for Academic Success with Dr. Carrie Redmond

Episode 16: Embracing Culture for Academic Success with Dr. Carrie Redmond

Jun 20, 2024

Join Tina Wiles on The Assessment Alchemist as she delves into the transformative power of school culture with Dr. Carrie Redmond, the principal of Harmony Science Academy, Grand Prairie. In this episode, they discuss how cultivating a positive and inclusive school culture can significantly impact assessment scores and overall student success.

This week’s episode of The Assessment Alchemist is hosted by My2tor founder and test prep expert Tina Wiles. Hosted by My2tor founder and test prep expert Tina Wiles, this episode of The Assessment Alchemist features an inspiring conversation with Dr. Carrie Redmond, the principal of Harmony Science Academy, Grand Prairie. Join Tina and Dr. Redmond as they delve into the transformative power of school culture and its significant impact on academic success. #TheAssessmentAlchemist We want to hear your thoughts on this episode! Send us an email at tina@my2tor.com

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About the Episode:

Join Tina Wiles on The Assessment Alchemist as she delves into the transformative power of school culture with Dr. Carrie Redmond, the principal of Harmony Science Academy, Grand Prairie. In this episode, they discuss how cultivating a positive and inclusive school culture can significantly impact assessment scores and overall student success.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Introduction to Dr. Carrie Redmond: Dr. Redmond shares her extensive journey in education, spanning public and private schools, and her focus on high-needs populations.

  • STEM Education: The importance of early STEM education and fostering a love for science, technology, engineering, and math from K-8.

  • Technological Advancements in Education: Reflections on how technology in education has evolved since the early 90s and its impact on teaching and learning.

  • Creating a Positive School Culture: Dr. Redmond discusses the significant changes implemented at Harmony Science Academy under her leadership, focusing on 11 character traits and their role in transforming the school's culture.

  • Parental Involvement: The growth of the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and the inclusive approach of naming school houses in different languages to make families feel welcome.

  • Impact on Assessment Scores: The correlation between a supportive school culture and improved assessment scores, particularly in math, demonstrating the importance of emotional and academic support for students.

  • Future Plans: Dr. Redmond hints at her next steps in the educational field, emphasizing the importance of passion and experience in teaching and administration.

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Magical Quotes from the Episode:

  1. "The culture that's created in a school can make or break those assessment scores."

  2. "It's not about what your score is. It's about how you're growing and knowing that someone is there cheering you on."

  3. "Early STEM education is crucial because it fosters a love for science, technology, engineering, and math from a young age."

  4. "Creating a supportive and inclusive school environment can significantly improve student success and overall well-being."

  5. "If the entire country was able to have teachers like you teaching our teachers and administrators, the US educational system would be in a different place."



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