Mentor Corner: Deb Montgomery in Duluth, MN

Mentor Corner: Deb Montgomery in Duluth, MN

Deb Montgomery is a full time Check & Connect mentor at Denfeld High School in Duluth, Minnesota. Deb is in her second year of working with Check & Connect in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Education. She works with 32 students on her caseload, and has been an amazing addition to the Denfeld staff! … Continue reading

Ensuring Student Success: Monitoring the Person-Environment Fit

Ensuring Student Success: Monitoring the Person-Environment Fit

Among the most challenging situations for Check & Connect (C&C) mentors is addressing circumstances around person-environment fit. In C&C, person-environment fit refers to “simultaneously supporting students to change their behavior and encouraging the environment (parents, teachers, schools) to change policies or practices to enhance students’ engagement at school and with learning” (Christenson, Stout, & Pohl, … Continue reading

Mentor Corner: Emma Dixon in Seattle, Washington

Mentor Corner: Emma Dixon in Seattle, Washington

I recently interviewed Emma Dixon, an education specialist (aka Check & Connect mentor) at Treehouse, a Seattle-based nonprofit serving 7,000 children in foster care statewide (see more about Treehouse’s implementation of Check & Connect). The organization has been implementing Check & Connect since 2013 to help foster youth graduate from high school at the same … Continue reading

Mentor Corner: Keima Davis in Charlotte, NC

Mentor Corner: Keima Davis in Charlotte, NC

This month for Mentor Corner we bring you an interview with another passionate and skillful Check & Connect mentor, Keima Davis. Ms. Davis has worked for Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina (CIS-Charlotte-Mecklenburg) on the Project L.I.F.T. (Leadership & Investment For Transformation) team. The Project L.I.F.T. team works in the Charlotte-Macklenburg Schools with a goal to change … Continue reading