Kathleen Chronister is the Alternative Education Principal in Davis School District, UT. Davis School District is located 20 miles north of Salt Lake City Utah and has a K-12 student enrollment of over 70,000 students. She supervises nine campus locations with a variety of programs for at-risk students including:
Mountain High School – an alternative school of choice for grades 11 and 12
Safe School Campus for grades 7-12
Lock-up facility for Juvenile offenders including detention and secure units
Group Home for teen sex offenders
The Phoenix program for ages 16-18 drop-out intervention
Adult High School diploma programs
Adult ESOL programs
Two adult county jail programs
Ms. Chronister is the past president of the Utah chapter of ASCD, and has served on numerous district and state associations including the Utah chapter of NASSP. She is currently serving on the board of the National Alternative Education Association representing Region 9 that includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington. She has been active in advocacy in the state of Utah and was instrumental in guiding policy makers to better understand the mission of alternative schools which resulted in an appropriate accountability system for alternative high Schools in Utah. She is married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Her philosophy on personal happiness is to spend two minutes each day sending a positive email, text, or personal note of gratitude to at least one person.
Orchestrating a Continuum of Partnership Voices so ALL Students Succeed Engagement to re-engagement is a continuum from dropout prevention to dropout recovery. From sound bites to sticky stories, learn to advocate by sharing student successes and accountability data that leads to effective policy and equitable funding. Join us as we share the National Alternative Education Association’s (NAEA) and RAPSA’s letters to US DoE about the proposed ESSA regulations. “Translations” of research data from previous AAPFs and national legal policy conferences illustrate how to communicate effectively our message to state boards of education, legislators, and other policy makers. Bring your own effective advocacy piece to share during this interactive session.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is a conference from: