Innovation and academic growth are the driving forces at Oliver Elementary as the energetic and collaborative staff is dramatically changing the face of learning in the school. Traditional classrooms are giving way to student-centered spaces where children learn by asking questions about the world around them and solving real-world problems. The creative use of technology allows teachers to focus on the academic growth of each and every student. Learning literally extends outside the walls of the school through an outdoor classroom developed through Oliver’s partnership with Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Oliver Elementary is the first school in the Woodlawn Innovation Network to have a full-time community resource coordinator on staff to bring much-needed services to students and their families.