Supporting Highly Mobile Students at a Department of Defense School. Meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of highly mobile students is a challenge faced by many schools and districts. Teachers and school leaders at Maxwell Air Force Base Elementary/Middle School in Alabama are well acquainted with such challenges. “Most of the students that we have are here for a very short time due to the nature of the military base”, explains principal Paul Hernandez. Additionally, many Maxwell students and their families contend with the stresses of deployment abroad, including to active war zones.
By investing in direct supports to students, providing collaboration time and training for teachers, and using a little creativity, Maxwell has been able to help all learners thrive. Because collaborative planning using a common tool was such a helpful strategy for their school, Maxwell has shared their mathematics common planning tool as an example for other schools that may also find it useful.
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School InformationMaxwell Air Force Base Elementary/Middle School
Mr. Paul D. Hernandez
Principal at time of Nomination
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, DD 36112-6147
|Student Demographics 2019|
|Number of students PreK-8||359|
|Students eligible for subsidized meals||11%|
|Students receiving special ed services||17%|
|African American students||10%|
|Hispanic or Latino students||12%|
|Two or more races||15%|
|Student mobility rate||20%|
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