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Journey Toward Excellence
A Systemic Change Effort in the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township
Indianapolis, Indiana
Facilitated by Indiana University

Members of the Decatur Change Effort

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Sheila Corbin - Fourth Grade Teacher, Valley Mills Elementary
Leadership Team Member

Sheila joined the staff at Valley Mills Elementary School in 1987 and has since taught several grade levels. She received her Bachelor's degree from Ball State University and her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Indianapolis.

Sheila has been involved in many professional development experiences including Cooperative Learning, Critical Elements of Instruction, Literacy Strategies, National Boards for Certification of Teachers, and Alternative and Portfolio Assessment to name a few. She has served on both district and school based committees and has sponsored several clubs, community service and other activities for student groups.

Sheila is especially proud of having developed and implemented a summer program called Incredible Journey. Sheila was named District Teacher of the Year in 2002 and was also a Disney Teacher of the Year nominee and recipient of an Academic Recognition Award in 2000. Sheila says, "Teaching completes me. I hope that I am truly making a positive difference in my students' lives forever." Sheila finds working with the Leadership Team invigorating because it is such important work that will lead the school district into the future.


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