An effective school leader possesses skills to create, implement, evaluate, improve and share a staff development plan. I met with Ben Rhodes, Sandy Creek Middle School’s principal, to interview him on the specific elements of his yearly staff development plan. We began with the design process focusing on the district and school goals. District goals include improving literacy across the content areas in reading and writing, Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC). Guaranteed and Viable Technology (GVT), and Closing the Achievement Gap (Equity in Excellence). Using a variety of assessments to focus on specific needs, Ben Rhodes and Mary Sonya, our Pupil Achievement Specialist, examined CSAP, Explore, MAP, and RAD data. They use the
As the newly promoted director of student achievement for Washington, D.C Public Schools, I am fully committed to the expansion of current program offerings as well as the creation of additional programs. To achieve this, I will make use of the principles learned in my graduate budgeting course to assess the current financial situation, plan the department’s future direction, create and implement the new annual budget, and lastly, evaluate the success of the programs and the budget in preparation of repeating these steps.
Identifies skills, theories of change, program designs, partnerships, and ways of building schools where students achieve.
Laurel Palm Middle School was considered to be a successful school. It was one of the top ten performing schools. For three successive years, it had been awarded a National Distinguished School Award. The school had had a strong culture of teaching and learning. Parents were engaged in planning school programs and improving all aspects of the school and its operations.
If the current system not the administration calculates that the annually will increase as a chance to reinforce the district where it needs the assistance. While increased funding not necessarily equate to improvements in student performance, it’s funding and where it is clearly needs to be addressed. Ambitious effort to lift student achievement and, fundamentally, to undermine the idea of public
As a new charter school located in a vibrant neighborhood in Wilmington, our school has worked directly with neighbors, community groups, local nonprofit organizations and local elected and government leaders to establish a good relationship and prepare the way for our students and families to benefit from our neighborhood and location. The Brandywine neighborhood where our school is located is in the center of downtown Wilmington, easily accessible to many local businesses and government agencies, and area neighborhoods, by foot and by public transportation. We have worked extensively with local community groups, agencies and organizations to ensure that the relationship between our school and the community is mutually beneficial. When
The LAUSD is the second largest in the nation with more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, covering over 900 schools, and 187 public charter schools. The LAUSD is committed to equity and access to excellent education and schools for all of its 640,000 students. To realize its mission, the LAUSD identified five strategies including the following: (1) Transform teaching and learning so that it can prepare all youth to graduate college and become workforce ready (2) Ensure there is an effective employee at every level of the organization focused on improving student outcomes (3) Provide a portfolio of high quality schools for youth, families, and communities (4) Ensure a safe, caring, and nurturing environment for all youth (5) Operate on an effective, efficient, and transparent organization in order to assure the public trust (‘District Strategies’, 2015). The LAUSD operates based on the following core beliefs: start with students; families are our partners; success is in the classroom; diversity is our strength; and effective teaching, leadership, and accountability are the keys to our success (‘LAUSD Core Beliefs’, 2015).
As the course of weeks of planning have interpose realizing a campus improvement plan is an essential item for any growth of a learning environment. Modifying our processes, teaching practices and student learning is vital to notice in order to make our action plan become successful. We must not forget the fact that our action plan is intertwined with the vision and mission set up by the administration team for the campus. Following this will be a chart as a draft of a school improvement plan based on the data acquired from Del Castillo Elementary. It includes a summary of the feedback and goals set by my principal mentor and
Westside Consolidated School District should have a more robust school community relations plan that targets specific stakeholder groups and tabulates the penetration of the results from the targeted groups. The need of the School District is financial based and the plan must raise the issues of not enough classroom space and the need for a new high school building. The plan should also target providing information to parents about the need for testing is to go give the district information to build lessons for the students in the
New Harbor North High School has encountered several complications within the operation of their public school. The school is simultaneously gaining students requiring special needs, while experiencing a decrease in diverse teachers that are capable of addressing these needs. New Harbor North is losing experienced teachers due to funding shortages over that have increased over the past four years. The school is greatly impacted by the economic changes that are currently causing budget cuts and poverty within the community. Although the school is encountering difficulty amongst the school’s operation, the students are managing to excel at high rates compared to the school’s district.
Clarendon School District 1 would like to announce the up coming start of the Clarendon Promise School. The school district is committed to providing all students with a world-class education to help them achieve their fullest potential. The Clarendon Promise School is an innovated grant program dedicated to help manifest the commitment of the district. Some of the program’s objectives are to offset academic failure by providing students facing academic hurtles one-on-one instruction, apply interventions to intercept high school dropout, and minimize office referrals from student behavior
Today, Florence School District is experiencing growth and academic achievement. This is especially true in low achieving and minority groups where the district has received state recognition for academic improvement. Likewise, the district is having great success in minority subgroups particularly in African Americans and Hispanics in the realm of HSAP. However, the districts needs to have an increase in SAT and ACT scores, and increase in AP/IB exams scores. Additionally, the district needs to increase the four year graduation rate above the state average, and from below the state average. Furthermore, the district needs to see 50% of African American males meet or exceed the English Language Arts and Math state testing scores. With that in mind, the district can create new Math and English curriculum; which reflects
Highland Park’s middle school district is in shambles. District 112 is made up of three unequal middle schools: Northwood, Edgewood, and Elm Place. Although all three schools have a relatively low student to teacher ratios and an average number of students, Northwood’s, demographics, building, and socioeconomic status are widely different than the other two schools. As a result, Northwood does not have a chance to serve local food, impacting local businesses and the town’s commercial momentum.
I am an excellent candidate to assist school leadership with surpassing its annual goal. As a Turn Around administrator, I developed the skills and systems to review school improvement plans, analyze and disaggregate data, look for trends and gaps and implement scientific researched based intervention. I worked with principals to implement Response to Intervention (RtI) program. At the end of the program was a significant increase in student proficiency rate on formative and summative assessments. I used different strategies to address concerns with achievement gaps on formative and summative assessment, student and staff discipline and attendance and community involvement. I supported and implemented several mentoring programs. Several lives
As we review and synthesize data of a district for planning school improvement, the following information is needed to access and determine the needs of a school. First, a thorough analysis of performance data must be reviewed to see how school districts measure up with state and federal accountability. During this process, it is very important that schools focus the performance indicators that will guarantee growth and success. School teams must refer to the districts mission and vision to guide the planning process. The performance indicators will provide data that will be beneficial in creating improvement strategies. So, after careful evaluation of the data, the next step would be to plan effective methods and strategies that will improve student achievement. Moreover, this plan should include needs, demographics and opportunities for students to be successful. Additionally, the baseline data is important information to include in the improvement plan.