Scaled Leadership Development
Leadership, as recently studied, is second only to teaching among all school-related factors that impact student learning. This reality has heightened the need for school. This reality has heightened the need for school districts to be deliberate in developing principals as instructional leaders, leveraged with opportunities to strengthen their organizational leadership skills.
It is important to focus on how school districts establish a culture of support and coherence that makes it possible for principals to be effective instructional leaders. This culture should be anchored in a theory of action that is translated into explicit actions that: project a sense of urgency for improving instruction; clearly communicate to principals how their work connects to the work of the district, and foster development of ongoing culture of what constitutes effective instruction and coherent professional learning, while recognizing and respecting the individuality of schools.
A district-wide Professional Learning Platform has been developed for all principals and assistant principals, focused on improving teacher effectiveness.