We are pleased to report that Scott Beck was selected as principal of the year by the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals (OASSP)! Beck is the head principal of Norman High School, one of the Institute's first educational partners. He is also a member of our leadership team.
According to the joint press release by OASSP and Norman Public Schools,
As principal, Dr. Beck has focused on building a strong sense of well-being and safety among his school community as a foundation for deep and meaningful learning experiences. Norman High School (NHS) strategically engages students and community stakeholders around issues like cultural awareness, restorative practices, and tiered-intervention practices. With graduation rates of 91% in 2017 and 92.1% in 2018, NHS connects students with a wide variety of options including Advanced Placement classes, career-tech coursework, robotics, and five world languages.
The press release also highlighted our partnership with Norman High School, especially our most recent project, the Virtue Resource Library:
Beck’s commitment to student growth is also seen in the partnership his school has developed with the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma (ISHF). In 2018, NHS and ISHF embarked on a groundbreaking endeavor, the development of a Virtue Resource Library (VRL) to serve students, parents, educators and community members. A $100,000 project, the VRL is a collection of thousands of physical and virtual resources addressing relevant topics including: mindfulness, virtue, self –care, civility, mental health, and more.