Margaret Hicks builds connections with her fifth and sixth grade
students, challenging the traditional model of discipline in her
work at Oak Tree Community Day School in Palmdale.
“Our students generally come to us for behavioral referrals.
Sometimes students are placed there due to expulsion. Our class
size is generally small, so we can help build those skills that
students are lacking at bigger campuses, where there are classes
of more than 30 students,” Hicks said.