Edwin A. Smith, Principal, South Delta School District

“We partnered with the Bailey Educational Group for the three years I’ve been principal at South Delta High School within the South Delta School District where Mr. Sammy Ivy is our Superintendent, and in that time period, our overall growth and low quartile growth have increased. In addition to that, our Algebra I scores have skyrocketed. Our work with the Bailey Educational Group changed the conversations about instruction and learning in our building in meaningful ways and gave me insight in conducting true data talk and deep dive into instructional practices in a more concise manner. Building teacher capacity is vital and necessary for systemic change; therefore, it is imperative that we support and strengthen our teaching staff. The Bailey Educational Group focused on building teacher capacity and how that affects student achievement. They really helped to push our school’s vision and develop a culture of academic excellence.”