Over the past three years, Principal Alicia Lail and Assistant Principal Rhonda McLemore said they've worked to reinvigorate their school's culture.
School officials worked diligently to acquire an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) grant and Title I funding, Lail
They used the money to update technology.
Educators then worked to individualize each child's education, she
"We started looking at personality and learning styles.
We also looked at all available data, including the TCAP and DEA
(Discovery Education Assessment) tests."
Officials also organized collaborative planning sessions with subject area teachers, which helped the school to vertically align their curriculum, Lail
School employees also worked to motivate students, she
Union Grove Middle School
is committed to maintaining its academic exceptionalism, Lail
"We've only begun.
Union Grove Middle School Principal Alicia Lail (right) talks with Rob Chester and Cheyenne Lopez while Assistant