Discipline is one of the most challenging and misunderstood aspects of school improvement, but there are powerful ways to improve tough behaviors and relationships of all involved. Let’s start with the why behind common examples of misconduct and then dive into the skills needed to connect with students in meaningful ways. Finally, we’ll get into practical strategies to improve the fidelity and follow through of what you may already be using in your school, so we can amplify those strategies to their fullest potential.
Attend our virtual session with Andy Jacks on January 26, take time to try out a practical strategy of your choice, and then join the follow-up discussion facilitated by Kambar Khoshaba and Casey Roberts on February 23.
Webinar times - Jan 26 - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. and Feb 23 - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Andy Jacks is the principal at the Nokesville School in Prince William County. Prior to coming to Nokesville in 2021, he served as principal of Ashland Elementary. Andy is the recipient of many educational and leadership accolades, which include leading Ashland Elementary to receive the School of Excellence Award year after year, being named National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals in 2018, and greatly improving student performance under his leadership at Ashland Elementary. His new book, Discipline Win, helps schools redefine “discipline” as a teaching function rather than a synonym for punishment.
Dr. Kambar Khoshaba is currently serving his eighth year as principal at Western Branch Middle School. Born in Newport News, Virginia, Dr. Khoshaba attended Christopher Newport University, Radford University, and The George Washington University. Having spent his entire career in Chesapeake Public Schools, Dr. Khoshaba has served children in the Western Branch and South Norfolk communities as a school psychologist, special education teacher, wrestling coach, and building administrator. At Western Branch, he has led important adjustments to classroom instruction and added several social-emotional learning components to the school day in order to meet the needs of all students. When he’s not working, Dr. Khoshaba enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and their daughters. Some of his favorite hobbies include gardening, watching movies, and playing board games with his family. Kambar is a member of VASCD’s Equity Team.
Dr. Casey M. Roberts, a 5th generation educator and native of Hampton, Virginia, serves as the Executive Director of New Horizons Regional Education Centers, the largest of the nine regional centers in Virginia. New Horizons serves over 1,500 public school students and 1,200 adult learners annually from the six Greater Peninsula school divisions and municipalities. Before his current position, Casey served as the Principal of Smithfield High School with Isle of Wight County Schools from 2015-2018. Most recently, Casey was named the 2021 Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (VACTE) and was concurrently named a 2021 Impact Award recipient given by Virginia ASCD. Casey serves as a member of VASCD’s Equity Team.