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The PowerUP Institute

Introduction
OSSD administration and staff recognize the impact on student achievement when student learning opportunities are extended beyond the regular school calendar. According to a recently released Hanover Research best practices report, targeted instruction and enrichment have a positive effect on reducing the “summer slide”. As a result, the district will provide a comprehensive summer learning program to address students in current grades K-11. Select students will participate in the Summer Learning Literacy Institute, IDEA Extended Year Summer Program, Connections STEM Summer Camp, or the CTE Career Pathway Exploration Camp. Each program is designed to address the specific academic needs of our students in a nurturing, enriching environment. All instructional strategies and interventions are evidence-based with strong to moderate ratings, as defined in the work of John Hattie and the Center on Innovations in Learning.
 
Click below for more information about each program.
 
Summer Literacy button IDEA ESY Program button
 
 
 
CTE Summer Camp button STEM Summer Camp Button
 
Committee Members
 
 
Alison Block
Principal
Magnolia Park Elementary
 
 
Dr. Carla McCaleb
Principal
Ocean Springs Middle School
 
 
Dr. Jennifer Pope
Principal
Oak Park Elementary
 
 
Dr. Kyle Mickelson
Assistant Principal
Ocean Springs Upper Elementary
 
 
Grant Dickinson
Director of Student Services
Ocean Springs School District
 
 
Tonya Bolton
Director of Federal Programs
Ocean Springs School District
 
 
Brooks McKay
Director of Operations
Ocean Springs School District
 
 
Gayle Schultz
Director of Child Nutrition
Ocean Springs School District
 
 
Trey Brennan
Communications & Multimedia
Ocean Springs School District
 
 
Doyle Reid
Chief of Instructional Technology
Ocean Springs School District
 
 
Tiffany Hodge
Director
Career & Technical Education Center
 
 
Dr. Courtney Peltier
Title I Interventionist
Oak Park Elementary
 
 
Amber Danos
Title I Interventionist
Pecan Park Elementary
 
 
April Croncich
Title I Interventionist
Pecan Park Elementary
 
 
Taylor Caron
MTSS Coordinator
Ocean Springs Upper Elementary
 
 
Whitney Stevens
MTSS Coordinator
Ocean Springs Middle School
 
 
Pam Everitt
Elementary Curriculum Coordinator
Ocean Springs School District
 
 
Dr. Kacey Higdon
Title I Interventionist
Magnolia Park Elementary
 
 
Melanie Howell
Teacher
Oak Park Elementary
 
 
Tonya Strobridge
Technology Integration Specialist
Ocean Springs School District
 
 
Shannon Saucier
Teacher
Ocean Springs Middle School
 
 
Carolyn Clark
Teacher
Ocean Springs High School
 
 
Hunter Andrews
Teacher
E.H. Keys Alternative Education Center
 
 
Allison Peters
Teacher
Ocean Springs Upper Elementary
 
 
 
Kim Dossett
Title I Excel by 5 Coordinator
Ocean Springs School District