Breakout 4a: Supports for TSI/ATSI Schools
Mar 7, 2023
Dr. Will Killins, OUISN
The OUISN Equity Center presents “Outlook Academy” as a state-wide support for Targeted School and Improvement (TSI) and Assisted Targeted School and Improvement (ATSI) status schools. The presentation offers an overview of TSI and ATSI School Performance Plan (SPP) development with an emphasis on interventions. The presentation also describes Outlook Academy’s two different tracks of 3-Tiered virtual and face-to-face intervention support and wraparound. After large group conversations, short video presentations, and examples of interventions and tools, school representatives are offered the opportunity to become part of a selected Outlook Academy Cohort for SPP and intervention support.
Bio: Dr. Willie D. Killins Jr
Willie has a Bachelor’s (BS) of Science in Psychology from Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA.), Special Education Teacher Certification from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Master of Science (MS) in Administrative Leadership (K-12) and Director of Instruction from Cardinal Stritch University, and a Philosophical Degree (Ph.D.) in Executive Higher Education from Jackson State University.
Willie has worked as a Special Education Teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), a Teacher Coach for an alternative route-to-licensure program, and assistant principal at elementary, middle, and high school levels. Willie went on to become a middle and high school principal, Small School Developer for an intermediary of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (TALC New Vision), and Founder of the former Outlook University Independent School Network (OUISN / six-independent schools partnered with Historically Black Colleges and Universities / www.ouisn.org). Additionally, Willie was Associate Director of Global Academic Diversity at Jackson State University, Turnaround Principal for Jackson Public Schools (JPS), and Nevada State Education Programs Professional (EPP) for the School Improvement Grant (SIG). Currently, The OUISN Equity Center is an “Evidence-based Education Provider.”
Dr. Willie D. Killins Jr. has high regard for quality education programs that build student, family, and community capacity. He has been an advocate for educational options throughout the private sector, and a fierce school reformer in the public sector. He maintains strong beliefs in innovation and educational transformation. Dr. Killins is committed to creating better educational outcomes by using education as a lever for advancement.