Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Rm. 607

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Rm. 607


Participants will learn the basics of establishing the 6 Step Data Team Process based on the research of Douglas Reeves. Two principals will share how they have implemented data teams and the difference it has made in grade level discussions, teaching and learning, and differentiating instruction. This process not only improves student achievement, but builds capacity among teachers.


Susan Blackburn is the principal of Millers Creek Elementary School in Wilkes County. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. She has been a building level administrator for 12 years and was a special education teacher for 13 years prior to that.

Rebecca Mastin is the principal of Mountain View Elementary School in Wilkes County. She has an undergraduate from Elon University in Elementary Education, a masters degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She is currently in her ninth year of school administration and finds the data team framework one of the most highly effective systems to impact student achievement.


Integrating data systems to improve instruction
Improving teacher effectiveness and distribution
Implementing standards and assessments
Supporting struggling students
Improving collection and use of data to improve the teaching process


K-5 teachers and administrators


1. Participants will become familiar with the data team process.
2. Participants will learn about the roles and responsibilities of members of a data team.
3. Participants will be provided samples of units of instruction developed within the data team process.
4. Participants will network and discuss models of implementation within their schools.
5. Participants will leave with a template for implementing a 10-Data Data Team Challenge


Data Teams Presentation