STANDARD ONE: STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
Standard One describes how the principal leads the effort to create the school’s vision, mission, and goals based on its core values and beliefs. The principal continually challenges the school community to redefine itself so students are prepared for the future. The principal articulates a vision and strategies. The School Improvement plan provides the structure for the vision. The principal creates processes to distribute leadership throughout the school.
A. School vision, mission, and strategic goals
My vision as a leader articulates my values and core beliefs that can enhance school community, and with others, aid in reaching our goals.
My portrait of a leader illustrates how I will grow into the leader I plan to be with actionable steps and a learning plan.
B. Leading Change
This year I was able to work with teachers and students to complete a Problem of Practice. The Problem of Practice focused on exploring the implementation of the current math structure and its effectiveness in the 2019-2020 school year. My logic model outlines the processes I completed to capture the reflections of teachers on their current practice to implement changes for next year.
C. School Improvement Plan
School Improvement is an integral process to make progress in school and student achievement. Through my involvement on the school improvement team and personal reflections, I considered an appropriate SMART goal for the 2018-2019 school year. This assignment reflected a SMART goal created to address a School Improvement Goal at Moore Square Magnet Middle School.
D. Distributive Leadership
At Washington GT Elementary, we implement an accelerated learning program called GT CAREs, which stands for Community Accelerated Response to Education. As a co-coordinator for this program, I had the responsibility of managing staffing, scheduling, student pickup and drop off, hosting parent meetings, and compiling data to show student progress. In addition, I wrote a Family Engagement Award Grant to secure funding for the after school program. I shared this responsibility with another teacher, delegated responsibilities and solicited teacher feedback throughout the program to ensure its successful implementation. This artifact includes an example of our biweekly newsletter to parents and a presentation for a meeting to determine the best course of action for funding the program over the spring semester.