Charter school principal brings toolbox for success to new school – robust, cloud-based observation tool at the top of the list.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – November 8, 2012 – observe4success, a leading provider of easy-to-use, classroom observation and walkthrough software is pleased to announce the implementation of its system by LEAD College Prep Charter School in Gary, Indiana. LEAD’s principal, Nehemiah Thomas, may be new to Gary, but he knows what makes a winning charter school – teacher support is high on his priority list. His strong belief in the power of accurate, meaningful, timely feedback stems from his firsthand knowledge of how the observation process can change the culture of a school. Thomas, formerly Principal of a successful charter school in Kansas City, has brought many of the valuable tools he used previously to his new role in Gary, among them is observe4success.

Thomas began using observe4success in his Kansas City school during the 2011-2012 school year. Impressed by the ease of use and powerful reporting features, he was quick to recommend it to colleagues in surrounding schools and was pleased to see the software system adopted by many of them. The 2012-2013 school year brought major changes as Thomas and his family relocated to Indiana where he and his toolbox for success took over the position of principal at LEAD College Prep Charter School in Gary.

“As an administrator, I have always placed great emphasis on supporting teachers and developing positive classroom culture. In observe4success, we have found an easy-to-use, cloud-based resource that plays an invaluable role in this process,” says Thomas. Collecting the right data over time and providing actionable feedback is a must in cultivating changes in the classroom. “With observe4success, my team is able to quickly understand what is happening in the classroom. We can easily identify the strengths and work to build upon them. In addition, we are able to identify areas in need of improvement and work with teachers to provide the right resources and support to continually improve.”

Abby Sterensis, VP at observe4success remarks, “We are thrilled to continue supporting Nehemiah in his new role at LEAD. His enthusiasm for the education process is contagious and his passion for students and teachers alike is evident in every decision he makes.” She continues, “We are honored to work with an administrator of his caliber and that observe4success is part of his toolbox for success at LEAD College Prep.”
Considered one of the best classroom walkthrough software packages available today for its robust, but simplified process, observe4success brings together the benefits of technology, research-based content, fully customizable observation forms, and graphic reports. This offers educators and administrators the clearest means of supporting and improving the teaching process and classroom culture.

Thomas remarks, “Observe4success was the first purchase decision I made as Principal of LEAD College Prep Charter School, and it is already making an impact in the classroom!”

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