Ridgemont Board of Education Publication


The Ridgemont Board of Education is proud to announce the publication of a book titled Irresistible - a story of how passionate leadership and smart design changed a school and community.  The book is published by SHP Leading Design, the architect firm hired to design the new PK-12 Ridgemont building.  When Ridgemont voters approved a bond issue to build a new school for their students, they did not realize the story of their process would result in a published book.  The futuristic educational design has caught the attention of many architects and school districts and they want to know how to transform the educational process in regards to both instruction and building design.  

Former Ridgemont Superintendent, Emmy Beeson collaborated with the firm; sharing the thought process of designing the new building and new instructional approaches.  The district now emphasizes teaching strategies that mirror life outside of school and as such students find more service and project based learning, differentiation and co-teaching.  The design of the building matches the hands on kind of learning you will find inside.  A description of the book states:

“This is the true and inspiring tale of a school district in rural Ohio that created a truly remarkable school, one worthy of the 21st century and all the promise it holds.  How did they do this?  By changing the conversation from “what education should be” to “what education could be.”  By focusing not on standardized tests, but on preparing students for the real world post-graduation.  And by working with the community and an innovative architectural firm to design a school that not only makes learning possible but irresistible.  Anyone who hungers for better schools and more energetic and creative leadership will find hope and motivation in this book.”

Irresistible -A story of passionate leadership and smart design changed a school and community.

Copyright- 2017-SHP Leading Design

Subject-Ridgemont Local School’s New PK-12 Building

Published by Wordsworth Press

Available on Amazon


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