Vanessa Stuart finished reading two books, Mindset and Mindset in the Classroom and was finishing the book, How Children Succeed. During the summer, the staff divided into two groups to engage in a book study with the two books. She took six staff members in February to No Excuses University (NEU) Institute. In June she planned to send eight more staff to NEU training. She was working with the school design team to begin their journey on a deeper understanding of poverty and mindset. Stuart plans to apply to become a NEU school. Funds from The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship provide materials and a coach to help move the school forward in their work.