Award Year: 2018

Sagebrush Elementary School

1685 Hillpond Drive
Sheridan, WY, 82801-2113

(307) 672-9059

Mr. Brett Dahl, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Sheridan County School District #2

School Website


To ensure all children achieve high levels of learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 83%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 39%
Collaborating around the Right Work

Collaborating around the "Right Work"

At Sagebrush, we believe that all students can learn at high levels and it is our job as educators to ENSURE that this happens.

We believe that the strongest change agent for continuous improvement is the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) framework. We have committed to the three pillars of PLC: Focus on Learning, Focus on Collaboration, and Focus on Results. These pillars along with the four critical questions now guide all discussions at Sagebrush and center our work. The four critical questions are: 1) What do we want our students to learn? 2) How will we know if they have learned it? 3) How will we respond when they haven't learned? and 4) How will we respond when they have learned? Without highly trained professional educators committed to and focused on the right work, our purpose of "Ensuring high levels of learning for all children" would simply be a statement written on the wall.

Upon entering Sagebrush, you can both feel and see the physical presence of the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) philosophy. PLC is not a buzzword or the latest thing at Sagebrush; it is simply the way in which we approach all of our work. Evidence of the collaborative spirit is on display as teacher teams and professionals engage in deep and meaningful conversations about student learning. This continuity and commitment to continuous growth did not happen by chance; it is the byproduct of dedicated professionals committed to ensuring student learning and success.