School Improvement & Innovation Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Schools Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2020-2021
  • Gunston Elementary School
  • Region 3
  • Kristen Rucinski, Principal


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

(Access & Opportunity) 

100% of students will access AAP curriculum across all content areas throughout the year by utilizing the AAP curriculum at least once per month.  Teachers will have the option of one of the following:  

  • Implement TWO AAP curricula in two different content areas
  • Implement ONE AAP curriculum and ONE CCT strategy in two different content areas
  • Implement ONE AAP curriculum and ONE PBL in two different content areas

Strategy 1

  • Engage in professional development and coaching opportunities centered around grade-level and subject appropriate AAP curriculum units and training.


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

(Caring Culture) 

The percent of staff who report feeling proficient with implementation of Skillstreaming  practices as measured by the Gunston Skillstreaming self-assessment will increase from the start of the 2020-2021 school year to the end of the 2020-2021 school year.


  • A diverse committee will support the implementation of a schoolwide curriculum that will be implemented uniformly across grade levels and provide professional development to the staff focused on social and emotional skills in order to develop a caring and supportive classroom culture.


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

(Portrait of a Graduate)

 100% of students will receive a matrix rating of “proficient” or higher on their end-of-year  goal-directed and resilient individual goal setting self-assessment rubric


  • Teachers will use strategies for developing students who are goal directed and resilient.


drawings of student faces in color