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In this episode, Tim McDonough sits down with Mark Siegel, Assistant Headmaster at the Delphian School in Oregon, to discuss the success behind the school's approach with proficiency-based education. This has helped shape their students' experience when learning the material in school. It has also transformed the traditional grading system by ensuring students are mastering the skills they are learning to be successful in the future. Listen to this podcast and learn more about this approach in this blog.
More about Mark:
Mark Siegel, JD, is Assistant Headmaster at the Delphian School (delphian.org), Oregon’s premier international day and boarding school in Sheridan, Oregon. Mark has held many different positions since helping start the school in 1974. He was born in Boston, went to school in southern California and graduated from California State University, Fullerton. He attended UC Davis School of Law and moved to Oregon in 1974 to help found the Delphian School. He has headed the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools since 1989, and he is now serving his 24th year on the board of the Council for American Private Education. He’s served on Oregon State Board of Ed and the Oregon Department of Ed Task Forces, and he serves on the Department’s Private School Partnership Committee. He travels the country speaking to educators and parents as an advocate for private education and for proficiency-based education. He wants to see all schools shift from the factory-model to more personalized, student-centered approaches. He works with public and private schools to help them in that transition. He is also very active in the business community and has chaired the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce. He takes about 30 students on 10-day business seminar field trips to the east or west coast each year.