|With administrators Diana Garcia (left), Jacob Ellis, and Annika Mizuta|
|Michael Franzen and Nadia Counter present the math plan|
|Mike Sokoloski enjoys an ice cream sandwich - a relief from the heat|
|Kristi Fowler (left) and Karen Boucher present the reading plan|
This has been a time of change at Cascade, and I'm sure initially it was difficult for teachers to redesign the school under the microscope of federal accountability. Changing principals can create more unrest as well. However, there are a lot of signs that things are going in the right direction, including student growth on district tests and some, though not yet all, areas of the state assessment. Just over a year into its improvement grant, Cascade seems poised for a great year.