Robert Fulton School: The Magnet School for Exploration, Research and Design -- otherwise known as Public School 8 -- is an elementary school based in Brooklyn, which operates as part of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). At PS 8, 58 staff are responsible for educating 685 students spread from Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.
As the school grew, an increasing strain was placed on its people and manual, paper-based processes. Principal, Trish Peterson, knew that to keep pace with NYCDOE compliance requirements, its students safe and engaged, and its resources and staff focused on achieving educational outcomes, things had to change.
From that point, Peterson embarked on a journey to transform how the school completed operational processes and collected, verified and shared student data.