How do you redefine a school’s culture? Undertaking a school-wide change requires commitment from leadership and buy in across the school community. In this video, leaders from two schools in Vista, Calif. share how they successfully transformed their schools through the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative.

“What VILS has been for us is an accelerant to get to where we already knew we wanted to go with kids. So we have this vision, we have this thought, we have these core values, we have these guardrails. What is going to be the powerful mechanism in order to achieve that for kids? That’s what this program has done for us.” –Eric Chagala, Principal at VIDA

Produced by Marco Torres, Director of Story at Digital Promise


About Emily Morris

Emily Morris is a Project Associate with the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative.