Students and staff at Dallas ISD’s Umphrey Lee Elementary School are using the P.R.I.D.E. House system to sharpen students’ social skills and in turn boost their academic success.
“It provides a deep connection between our students and teachers in various grade levels,” said Principal Roshondra Clayton-Brown. “And we have found it is really working and changing the social environment of our school.”
Melanie Dadson, House Coordinator/Testing Coordinator, said a key to the program is consistency. Each week, students are introduced to certain elements: a college, a quote, a habit of mind and an essential. Watch the video to see parts of the program in action.
Lee Elementary is an ACE school, which means it is staffed with high-performing principals and teachers to help boost student achievement. Click here to learn more about ACE schools.