Principal Cristina Gammill's innovations promote a learning community culture at Bill Metz Elementary School in South Fork. Mrs. Gammill instituted a Student Review Team comprised of parents, teachers and administrators, who evaluate students with academic difficulties before recommending special education or alternative interventions. She has reduced discipline referrals through two positive behavior programs: "Courtesy Counts," which rewards students for being good citizens, and the "Peace Patrol," a group of specially-trained students who serve as peer mediators during lunchtime. Mrs. Gammill's visiting speaker program encourages long-term educational goal-setting by giving children the chance to meet community leaders.
1986 Point Loma Nazarene College, B.A.