Miracle on Southwest Boulevard

Eugene Field Elementary The Remarkable True Story of One Woman’s Perseverance and Faith to Change the World, One Child at A Time. A Study in Community Schools. How To Turn A Low Performing School Into A Place of Academic Excellence.

by Cindi Hemm, With Katie Hemm Kinder & Editor Lisa K. Lawrence



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/24/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449714543
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449714536
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449714529

About the Book

In the midst of poverty a leader emerges. A school in which people had given up hope. A prayer warrior and woman of faith steps into the position of principal at Eugene Field Elementary. Faced with unimaginable circumstances as the new administrator at Eugene Field, Cindi Hemm steps up to create the impossible, a community school in which children are learning and thriving. An outstanding school of excellence able to stand up to any school in the nation.

Eugene Field Elementary a place where hearts are mended, lives are touched, God is present, the hungry are fed, but it is never easy. Live this journey with Cindi that will change your heart and mind about the amazing miracles that can and will happen if you work hard and believe.

About the Author

Ms. Cindi Hemm has been an educator in Tulsa Public Schools since 1982. She started her career with Tulsa as a speech pathologist and teacher. She has been a school administrator for the past 15 years. In her current position as principal of Eugene Field Elementary, Ms. Hemm has overseen a dramatic change at a high-minority, high-poverty school that serves the children from several public housing projects in Tulsa. Through her leadership, Eugene Field has gone from having the lowest academic scores in the district to among the highest in the district and the state. Eugene Field was recognized as the most improved school in the Tulsa district. The school was subsequently recognized as one of the most improved in the state of Oklahoma. Ms. Hemm’s contributions go well beyond the academic program at the school. She has spearheaded efforts to address health and nutrition needs for her students and their families. She is a bold champion for her school and students, and has personally raised untold funds for needed school projects. Ms. Hemm is an accomplished speaker, having presented at the National Title I Conference, National Staff Development Conference, the National Community Schools annual conference & Evans Newton Winter Symposium. Ms. Hemm won District Administrator of the Year for Tulsa Public Schools in 2008 and 2010. She is a graduate of Nathan Hale High School and The University of Arkansas. She and her husband, Jeff, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.