This post reprinted in its entirety courtesy of the Muskego NOW and author Jane Ford-Stewart. Posted as “Muskego-Norway official sees benefits from evidence-based leadership” on October 5, 2015, by Jane Ford-Stewart.

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As the Muskego-Norway schools start the second of a three-year evidence-based leadership program, Superintendent Kelly Thompson reported the schools are seeing positive results already.

“We have seen an increase in employee satisfaction in all areas of our engagement survey,” she said.

That is a sign that the evidence-based leadership initiative aimed at helping administrators better support employees to maximize their potential is not just on paper but is in everyday use.

Muskego-Norway has partnered with the Pewaukee and Kettle Moraine school districts to have leadership consultant the Studer Group teach district-level administrators and principals evidence-based leadership techniques.

“Studer has worked with us to embed ‘evidence-based leadership’ into our daily work,” Thompson said.

Although Studer has focused mainly on the health care industry, it has solid numbers to back up the methods it recommends, said Muskego-Norway School Board President Rick Petfalski. The three districts have engaged Studer together to save money, with Muskego-Norway using funds devoted to administrative inservice training.


Special thanks to Muskego NOW reporter Jane Ford-Stewart for connecting with us via email about our request to reprint this post for WRIE readers. Posted as “Muskego-Norway official sees benefits from evidence-based leadership” on October 5, 2015, by Jane Ford-Stewart.

Our mission at Studer Education is to help education systems achieve measurable results that produce positive outcomes in student achievement, employee engagement, support services, and financial efficiencies and productivity. Our goal is to help school systems provide students with a great place to learn, teachers with a great place to teach, and parents with confidence that their children are getting a great education. Follow us on Twitter at @StuderEducation and visit us online at http://studereducation.com. Studer Education is a division of Studer Group, ranked for the seventh straight year on the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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