wolftaylor

 

Mr. Taylor

Mission Bay High, San Diego, California

Bachelor of Science in History/Education, Northern Arizona University

Master of Science in Special Education, St. Cloud State University

Administration Licensure, St. Mary's University

Awards & Recognitions

2013—Park Brook Elementary, Celebration School, Minnesota Department of Education

2014—Health and Fitness Advocacy Award—Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

2015—Educator Award of Excellence—The Loppet Foundation

2016—Mary O’Neill Determination Award—Twin Cities in Motion

 

Dear Park Brook Families,

The Character Theme for November is: We are Wolves.  This is a most unusual character theme.  There are three points that I am attempting to make with my students, your children, during the month of November.

  1. As Park Brook Wolves, we need to have dreams, big dreams for the future: hobbies, ways to contribute to the community/world by volunteering, careers, education, and so on.
  2. As Park Brook Wolves, we work together, we help each other, we assume the best in each other.
  3. As Park Brook Wolves, we don’t just let our future come, but we are active in planning our future with goals.  Students should have goals in three areas: reading, math, and physical fitness.

I am focusing on their dreams, with a desire for all of my students to be prepared to achieve their dreams, whatever their dreams may be for the future.  Choosing to join the armed forces may be a choice some students will make, and an honorable choice.  I have worked with a few students who have an adventurous spirit, a love of being active, and I have thought that they might thrive leading trips into the Boundary Waters, or working for the National Parks.  There are other students who will choose to attend college.  My point is that I do not want to choose their future, I want to prepare them for their future.  There are many positive routes these precious students may take in the future, and whatever that choice is, I want them to be prepared to seek the path, not just allow life to happen to them.

I am energized by spending time with my students on field trips to places such as the Twin Cities 5K.  While we focus so much time on preparing for careers, lives are enriched by hobbies and volunteering. Without a doubt, I want them to have dreams about their careers, but I also want them to have dreams about hobbies, and how they can make the world a better place.  I can introduce them to singing, running, cross-country skiing, and from there, they will hopefully develop passions of their own, and hobbies that will enrich their  lives. 

We are Wolves, is an unusual character theme.  However, I want each and every one of them to know what it means to be a Park Brook Wolf.

Here for Your Children,

Mr. Scott Taylor

 

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Academic Growth

2016-2017

Math:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in math on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal of all schools,

*Highest percentage when looking at only Title I Schools,

*3rd grade had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Hispanic students had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*EL students had the second highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Special education students had the 3rd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth.

Reading:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in reading on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*Tied for 6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth; highest percentage when looking only at Title I Schools,

*5th grade tied for 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches tied for the highest growth with another school,

*Tied for fifth-highest percentile change.

During the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and the data from the Minnesota Department of Education:

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook ranked 22 out of the 25 for academic growth rate.  (1 being the lowest growth, and 25 being the highest growth),

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook had the highest growth rate for closing the academic achievement gap,

*86% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in math,

*83% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in reading.

During the 2014-2015 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs, 3rd and 6th grades;

#2 in reading for all students;

#2 in math for students beginning in lowest quartile;

#3 in math for Black students;

#3 in reading for students beginning in highest quartile;

#4 in math for 3rd grade;

#5 in math for all students.

During the 2013-2014 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs;

#2 in reading for all students, Hispanic students, and grades 4 and 5;

#2 in math  for grade 3;

#3 in reading for grade 3;

#4 in math for Hispanic and White students.

Among all elementary schools in the district, Park Brook ranked among the highest in the percent of students who met academic growth goals in 2012-2013:

#1 in reading and #1 in math (grade 5);

#1 in reading and #2 in math (grade 6);

#2 in reading (all students);

#2 in reading (special education students);

#3 in math (all students).

During the 2011-12 school year, Park Brook posted the highest academic growth rate in reading for English Language Learners, sixth-graders, and students receiving free or reduced lunches.

 summerscott

 

School Info

Park Brook Elementary
7400 Hampshire Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55428
Map

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-6870
Attendance
763-549-2408

General Fax 
763-549-2410

School Leadership

Principal
Scott Taylor