Brittni Carroll, a Central High School instructional data specialist, has been nationally recognized for her efforts to help advance learning and improve test-taking skills, which resulted in improved ACT performances at the school. Carroll is now the 2019 ACT K-12 Champion for Louisiana.
This award is part of the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign. It recognizes those in the academic and professional workforce who are making a positive impact on their communities by making efforts to improve college and career readiness.
According to a news release, Carroll’s job is to analyze test scores of Central High School students, determine where improvements need to made and work with teachers to find strategies to make those improvements happen.
This is Carroll’s second year in this position. Before this, she was a sixth-grade math teacher. She holds degrees from both Louisiana State University and Southeastern Louisiana University.
“I have always loved teaching, but I also have always enjoyed the idea of taking on a greater leadership role in how teaching can be more effective overall,” said Carroll. “My job at Central High allows me to do that. It allows me to see things from a different perspective, yet be involved with the day to day instructional process.”
Central High School achieved an ACT index of 82 in the state’s most recent accountability report.
“Our system has dedicated skilled professionals and resources to help our students improve their readiness for college and career. Brittni’s job requires a true love for student learning and a knack for crunching numbers. Not everyone has that unique combination of skill and passion, but Brittni does,” explained Superintendent of the Central Community School System Jason Fountain. “It’s reflected in the work she’s doing and the results our students are having.”