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Flower Mound Elementary is one of roughly 400 schools and districts worldwide to receive this honor.

Lewisville ISD’s Flower Mound Elementary School was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. Flower Mound Elementary School’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.

PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to:

  1. Focus on learning.
  2. Build a collaborative culture.
  3. Create a results orientation.

Responding to news of the recognition, Flower Mound Elementary Principal Christine Van Scoyoc said, “obtaining the Solution Tree Model PLC Distinction validates the FME staff commitment to our students and our desire to help them achieve all they are capable of. We are blessed to be a part of LISD as it means we continually have the opportunity to learn and grow in our practices as we move both ourselves and our students forward.”

Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures, and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.

According to the Champions of PLC at Work®, educators in the schools and districts selected for this recognition have shown “a sustained commitment to helping all of their students achieve at high levels. They have been willing to alter the structure and culture of the organization to reflect their commitment. We applaud them and congratulate them for achieving this very significant milestone on the never-ending PLC journey.”

Recognized model PLC schools are listed on, where they share implementation strategies, structures, and performance with other educators interested in improving their schools. Tools for team collaboration, articles and research about PLCs, blog posts, and other related resources are also available on the site. The site was developed and is maintained by Solution Tree, a leading provider of educational strategies and tools that improve staff and student performance. For more than 20 years, Solution Tree resources have helped K–12 teachers and administrators create schools where all children succeed.

“The staff at Flower Mound Elementary has shown great commitment to improving instructional practices to help support student achievement” said LISD Director of Professional Learning Kelly Roden. “Through their continued work on implementing and sustaining the PLC concepts in their educator practice, they have created a learning culture focused on continued professional growth in order to impact student success. This recognition is a true testament to the staff’s dedication to their own learning and the students that they serve.”

Flower Mound Elementary is a Flower Mound, Texas elementary school serving Kindergarten through 5th-grade students with a future-ready learning experience in the Lewisville Independent School District. Flower Mound feeds into the Marcus High School attendance zone. Follow Flower Mound on Facebook and Twitter to see more student experiences throughout the school year. Join the Lewisville ISD family by enrolling today, or visit Best Schools in Texas to learn more.