Our work with school districts allows us to talk with Superintendents and Board Chairs from school districts to share Evidence-Based Leadership practices. Discussions include:
Creation of measurable goals and aligned leader evaluations that cascade from the district to the superintendent to district leaders;
Results from employee engagement, parent satisfaction and support services surveys;
Shared experience in increasing student achievement, employee engagement, and parent satisfaction;
Establishment of a sustainable culture of excellence; and
How to hire the right teachers, retain them, and provide them a purposeful environment to assist all students to learn.
If you’re anything like me, then you’ll realize the theme grounding all of these leadership practices is a focus on educating students and student learning and achievement. This clip from Dr. Nancy McGinley’s presentation describes the importance of educating all students using Malala Yousufzai as an example.
McGinley uses a quote from Malala, “I would create more educational opportunities… because where there is education there is no Taliban” and as an example when she’s working with principals to say, “whenever we don’t have educational opportunity in the world we have an underclass of people…. [As educators we have] a moral obligation to give people the key to their future… the future belongs to the educated.”
Associated Press. October 25, 2012. Malala Yousufzai, schoolgirl attacked by Taliban, will return to Pakistan, says dad. Available online here.
Herin Zada and Rebecca Santana. October 9, 2012. Taliban gunmen shoot 14-year-old girl over activism for education in volatile Pakistan region. Available online here.
What’s Right in Education 2012. Dr. Nancy McGinley, Superintendent of Charleston County School District, South Carolina.
Our mission at Studer Education is to 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. To do this we work with school boards, leaders, and teachers to apply Evidence-Based continuous improvement processes and the principles from How to Lead Teachers to Become Great in their districts to get the best student learning results and create results-oriented school cultures. Visit us online at http://studereducation.com. Studer Education is a division of Studer Group, a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.