Innovation Los Angeles Principal's Message

Ms. McGee
Greetings ICEF Innovation Families,
Welcome to another extraordinary year at ICEF Innovation. The 2023-2024 school year is sure to be a great one! Building on the mission of ICEF Public Schools, our vision statement is; IILA will provide a positive learning environment where scholars have access to a rigorous and innovative academic program that engages all stakeholders. As an educational community, we are dedicated to this vision. We believe that learning requires self-esteem, personal effort, mutual respect, a safe and orderly environment, adequate resources, and clear goals. Our staff has been trained to support this philosophy, and we firmly believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is well-planned and focused on student achievement.
The effort to meet each child’s needs for growth socially, emotionally and academically is ongoing and intentional in order to ensure success, one child at a time. At IILA we use formative and summative assessments to gather data on the academic growth of our students and use that data to develop appropriate classroom and individualized instruction, which is accomplished through the use of Small Group Intervention and Into Reading, Illustrative Math, Amplify Science, and Studies Weekly implementation. We also integrate a school-wide SEL program which focuses specifically on the social-emotional growth of our students.
Our staff of exemplary teachers, paraprofessionals, and office personnel are fully involved in preparing our students with 21st Century Skills.  This includes, but is not limited to skills of collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem solving so that all students can become courageous leaders who are college, career, and life ready.  We remain committed to pushing our students to new heights in their education.  
With the efforts of parents, students, teachers, administrators, staff, and the local school community, we can truly continue to build a school culture in which every person feels valued and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.  It is important that you evaluate your role and commitment to our children, and determine the actions you will take to be a positive and productive member of our school community.  We also welcome our new staff members and families as we know their presence will enhance our school community as well.\
I look forward to working in partnership with you to support our students in their journey as learners. As our school motto says, we strive for Success! Nothing Less!
We welcome you and look forward to an amazing school year!
In Service,
Leslie Shaw-McGee