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Guiding Coalitions

Guiding Coalition Overview

At Carlisle High School, our staff takes great pride in creating a safe learning environment that allows all students to learn at high levels.  In order to create systems across our school that involve and maintain high levels of learning along with researched based strategies that are collective commitments of successful schools.

  • That coalition—a powerful, enthusiastic team of volunteers from across an organization—is a crucial tool for leaders looking to put new strategies into effect and transform their organizations. And deciding who should take part in the guiding coalition is essential.
  • Introversion and Extroversion: The guiding coalition is a forum for members to contribute distinctive ideas based on their own experiences.
  • Unconventional Thinking: Creative and innovative people spark new ideas in other people. Loading your team with free thinkers can help to generate the sort of novel ideas necessary for success in today’s rapidly changing business world.

The following Guiding Coalition’s are for the 2019-2020 school year:

Teach Like a Pirate (Book Study & Implementation)

Leader: Matthew Blackmore

Purpose: To read, reflect and implement effective teaching and learning strategies across all staff members at CHS.

2019-2020 Focus: To provide professional development and learning on formative data of TLAP techniques and interventions across all staff.


Matthew Blackmore, Mark Hoekstra, Inglish Oetken, Bryan White & Michael Kosiek



PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention Support


Leader: Kari Murray


Purpose: To identify students who need additional support through the statewide SEMBH model and to provide intervention and supports.


2019-2020 Focus: To provide professional development concerning SEMBH to all staff.



Kari Murray, Susan Lent, Sandy Barker, Jenny Powell, Amanda Wright, Josh Baxter, Emily Maruth, Jill Wheeler, Leah Heidemann, Stephanie Guthrie & Jon Wright


P3: Policies, Practices & Procedures


Leader: Chad Street


Purpose: To evaluate policies, procedures, and practices concerning day to day operations at CHS.


2019-2020 Focus: To continue to evaluate the student handbook (ID & Parking Protocols).



Chad Street, Dan Thomas, Tom Allen, Mitchell Schank, Alicia Cosimo, Dawn turner, Matt Hesse, Eileen Miller, Jon Mathiasen, Coy Hupfeld, Tim Schwickerath & Joe Svare


Grading & Reporting


Leader:  Andrea Hoekstra


Purpose: To create unified reporting of student learning at CHS.


2019-2020 Focus: To implement a 100% summative grading & reporting system as well as student data notebooks and continue to work towards standard referenced grading.



Andrea Hoekstra, Barb Hillebrand, Aaron Hahn, Britt Peterson, Anthony Smith, Jordan Buell, Kristy Evans & Jason Mehrhoff


Closing the Gap


Leader: Michael Geisler & Hayley Hudson


Purpose: To evaluate and dig deeper into School Improvement Plan Goal Area #1 by reducing the Achievement Gap between both students served with an IEP and student not served with an IEP.


2019-2020 Focus: To research effective co-teaching and data team interventions for all students to learn at high levels.



Michael Geisler, Hayley Hudson, Nic Schroeder, BrieAnn Eginoire, Kacey Flaws, Georgia Gardner & Jared Wulf