International Bullying Prevention Conference
D3. Connect to Kids

Kami Guarino, Assistant Principal, Cherry Creek School District

As a Blue-Ribbon School, Ponderosa Elementary, a Title I school with 60 languages and 72% free and reduced lunch, created an Excellence Team which is the driving force in creating a positive school climate and culture. By filtering their work through an equity lens, this team ensures inclusive excellence and equity by empowering their colleagues to reflect on instructional practices, their own culture, relationships, data, and SEL skills needed for students to succeed.