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Student Learning Model

All HSE students will have guaranteed, meaningful career coursework and experiences leading to employment, post-secondary enrollment in a two-year or four-year school, or enlistment in the armed services after graduation.

What is Ford Next Generation Learning?

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is embarking on a transformational process with the assistance of Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL). The Ford NGL model mobilizes educators, employers and community leaders to prepare the next generation for employment, post-secondary enrollment in a two-year or four-year school, or enlistment in the armed services after graduation.    

Ford NGL blends the expertise of stakeholders within and across communities. Three distinct but interconnected strands comprise the Ford NGL framework, which enables whole communities to design and carry out a long-term plan for revitalizing education. 

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What is the Explore Report?

To examine what a community-connected transformation could look like in HSE Schools, the Ford NGL team explored the capacity and readiness of the district. This required assessing the systems, structures, and processes necessary for transformation within the community and HSE. Download the report by clicking the button below.

Explore Report


How Can You Help With This Important Work?

Envision Day II 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024  

Delaware Township Community Center |  9094 E. 131st Street

Help us in creating a unified vision and strategic plan for continued academic excellence in Hamilton Southeastern Schools. In collaboration with Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) and support of staff, students, parents and area stakeholders, we will envision what the future can be for our students. Together, we are #RaisingHSE.

Tuesday February 6, 2024 Envision Day 2

During Envision Day, we will accomplish:   

  • Create a unified community vision for career-connected experiences for students. 

  • Develop a master plan to remain student learning within the classroom and community. 

  • Design a shared ‘Portrait of an HSE Graduate.’ 

If you’re interested in participating in this event, please complete this form.

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Meet the Team Behind the Work

Steven Loser

Director of PK-12 Initiatives

Mr. Loser oversees the implementation of the district’s Portrait of a Graduate, a community project that highlights the responsibilities and goals of public schools in a community as well as the traits and skills that students will need the most to be successful in adult life. The district submits the Portrait of a Graduate to its Board of Education, which is then incorporated into the district’s strategic plan for education in the schools. Loser has also been a longtime advocate for providing Career Technical Education, internships, work-based learning and industry certification opportunities.

Michelle Brittain-Watts

Executive Director of Secondary Education

Ms. Brittain-Watts is currently the Director of Secondary Education with HSE Schools. She has served many roles as an educator. Previously she worked as principal, curriculum and special education compliance coordinator, teacher, and even athletic director, just to name a few. Brittain-Watts earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. She later received her teacher certification from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Brittain-Watts also earned master’s degrees in education administration at Butler University and in psychology at Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana.