What is a School Improvement Team?
According to North Carolina state statute, every school must have a School Improvement Team (SIT) which is designed to "develop a school improvement plan (SIP) to strengthen student performance". The membership of the SIT at the Hospital School includes the principal, the administrative assistant and representatives from each service area.
At monthly meetings, the SIT creates and monitors the implementation of the SIP. Meetings also provide an opportunity for collaboration among stakeholders to address issues directly or indirectly related to instruction, student performance and school climate.
The school improvement process is designed to move schools toward the goals established in the CHCCS Long Range Plan.
School Improvement Team Members
The school improvement teams tasked with implementing the School Improvement Plan are Equity, Instructional Excellence, Partnerships, and Makerspace.
SIT members for 2023-2024 are as follows:
Sarah Silberstein (classified): 2021-2023 term, notetaker
Kirsten Bergman (teacher): 2021-2023 term
Ellen Lowe (teacher): 2022-2024 term
Jill Loy (teacher): 2022-2024 term
Grace Richmond (teacher): 2023-2025 term
Marny Ruben (principal)
Dave Bennard (teacher): 2022 - 2024 term, co-chair
Rebecca VonHoene (teacher): 2023 - 2025 term
School Improvement Team Goals
All meetings will be held in the Hospital School in 2 Neurosciences in the 3rd classroom at 2:30 on the fourth Monday of every month, with some exceptions due to holidays. The 2023-2024 dates for meetings are September 25, October 23, November 27, December 5, January 29, February 26, March 25, April 29, and May 22.