The eight individuals knew their craft and had a level of intensity and purpose that was inspiring! A week where your energy surges late in the day, followed by a blissful crash while watching reruns of Downton Abby at night with your spouse.
The Inter-state School Leadership Licensure Consortium ISLLC policy standards, for the first time, provided state and district leaders guidance on what school leaders should know and do.
The kind where you find yourself singing boldly with songs on the car radio caring little if other drivers see you singing or not. The following publications have been produced by researchers to describe ISLLC standards in practice. Standard 4 A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
In response to the changing roles and responsibilities of school principals, the ISLLC standards are being refreshed infollowing an extensive development and vetting process. In addition, national organizations such as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP have integrated standards into principal preparation program review processes.
The standards describe what all school leaders, regardless of grade level or context, can do to strengthen organizations, support teachers, lead instruction, and advance student learning. Standard 3 A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
What a day! A week that reminded us all that, despite the naysayers about school reform, anything is possible when you bring together a small group of talented, motivated, and passionate individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of others.
Standard 6 A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context. This week was one of those special weeks when you did things for others that really, really matter.