Region IV CSPD

                  Professional Development

                         in Southwest Montana


Monday, February 11, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM MST
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Holiday Inn Express-Bozeman 
2305 Catron St
Bozeman, MT 59715

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Lora Griffin 
Region IV CSPD 

“Utilizing the Quaglia Student Voice Survey to Impact School Climate in a Positive Manner 


Steve and Kim York will guide you through analyzing the results of Student Voice Survey and begin planning next steps for optimal impact in your school.

Overview of the Day

 By the end of the day, you will have gained strategies to:


  • Analyze your school’s student voice data by drilling down to formulate questions to use in gaining more insight into student perceptions of their school experience.
  • Use questions formulated to design and conduct focus groups.
  • Use focus group response trends to develop concrete action plans to effect positive change in students’ school perceptions of their overall school journey.
  • Assess future surveys to determine if action plans need modification.
  • Understand how staff and parent surveys impact the process of changing school culture.

Steve York has been actively engaged with the Quaglia Institute for School Voice & Aspirations for 14 years.  His career includes 14 years of teaching, 19 years of school leadership, and 7 years as an Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at the Montana Office of Public Instruction.  He has experience implementing student voice in his school, training Montana educators to successfully utilize voice data and has lead student and teacher focus groups as follow up to school voice survey collections.  

 Steve is a Montana native raised in the Mission Valley and is currently living in Polson.  Along with School Voice he continues his efforts to improve the educational opportunities of our Montana kids as an ambassador for the Montana Digital Academy’s EdReady Math and English support program.


Kim York has a Master’s degree in social work which has lead her to numerous opportunities to work with students and their perceptions of their school experience. This includes work as a home school coordinator, Project Success counselor, intensive case management coordinator for the Aspire program, academic mentor, as well as work for AWARE Inc., the Montana Department of Family Services and a TANF case manager for MT Department of Labor and Industry.  She has designed and lead student focus groups including helping schools establish action plans through use of SMART Goals. Listening to seek understanding and then finding strategies to navigate towards positive change has been her motivator throughout her career.

Kim is also a Montana native as she was raised in Shelby.  She lives in Polson.