One Idea With: Jayne Ellspermann, Principal, West Port High School and 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Principal of the Year

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, Florida, and 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Principal of the Year.

During her 10 years as West Port principal, Ellspermann has ushered in a pervasive college-going culture built on personalization. At West Port, lunchtime is “PowerHour,” a student empowerment initiative that Ellspermann launched to grant students autonomy over an hour of their school day for academic enrichment, open labs, clubs, and other creative opportunities. Ellspermann’s One Idea focuses on the importance of empowerment.  Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/schools/wph for additional information on West Port High School.

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