Brian Butler and Diane Kerr

Co-Principals | Mason Crest Elementary School, Annandale, VA

Brian Butler and Diane Kerr are co-principals of Mason Crest Elementary School in Annandale, VA, a school built around collaboration.  In this joint interview, Brian and Diane discuss the school's collaborative approach and how it supports ELLs. This interview was filmed as part of the ELL Best Practices video series, produced with the National Education Association.

To learn more about how Mason Crest has developed its collaborative approach, see Chapter 3, "Collaborating in the Core", of It's About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Elementary School, written by Brian Butler. The chapter includes detailed charts and schedules showing the ways in which the school has made collaboration a priority and found time for collaboration throughout the school day and school year.