My name is Kristina Scott. I am an IPC teacher at Westfield High School, where I have been for one year. My IPC students are all a part of the FLASH (Future Leaders Are Successful Here) program. It is designed around smaller class sizes to facilitate individualized teaching as well as cooperative learning. Most of my students have been unsuccessful in completing the ninth grade, but will experience success through this program. Our first year was 2004-2005, which we started with 289 students and finished with 26. That means 263 students are now 10th, 11th, and even 12th graders! I would say that was successful, how about you?
I began my education at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusettes with the intention of majoring in International Politics. After changing my mind a few times I ended up with a degree in Biology. So that I could have as much hands on experience as possible I transfered to Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. They were in the process of building a BioHazard Level 4 Lab. Okay, so I didn't just go there for the science, some ski racing was involved as well.