HOS Highlights

April 20, 2016

“We succeed only when students succeed. That is our goal. That is our passion. That is our work.” Nate Davis

School Services Announcements

The next Leadership Academy #4 session is on Friday, April 29th at noon EST.

  • The HOS call directly following the meeting has been cancelled. In place of the HOS call, Student's First Pilot schools will meet with Megan Henry during that time.
  • Thank you for attending last week. If you were not able to attend, your leader will send out the recording.


Newsletter Point of Contact

  • Mike Kazek will be handling the newsletter through April 20th, 2016. If you have any cheers or announcements please email those to Mike.

Head of School in the Spotlight

Rachel Goodwin

Name: Rachel Goodwin

School: Blended Schools

Began with K12: 2011

Superpower: Being Positive

Fun Fact: Lived in France for two years after college

Advice to Leaders: Create an environment that encourages creativity and a safe place to take risks. Staff will be inspired to think outside the box, which can lead to better, more innovative ideas.

Leadership Video Reflection- How successful people reach their goals

Check out this video on breaking big goals into small steps.


Please reflect on the following questions:


  • Why have you been successful in reaching some of your goals and not others?


Please share your ideas with a colleague.

Around The "BOARD TABLE"

2016 National Board/Partner Summit: Reminder to communicate and invite

K12 is pleased to host our first national board and partner summit. Recently HOS received guidance from your RVP on disseminating to your boards and partners. Please find the official welcome letter from K12 CEO- Stuart Udell, the agenda for the summit, and RSVP attendance survey which includes hotel booking information that board and partners will fill out. The survey now includes the hotel room reservation link. Also we are hoping for 2 attendees per school. Requests can be made for more. Please send those to Mike Kazek.

Invitation from K12 CEO, Stuart Udell

2016 National Board Summit Agenda

RSVP Attendance Survey – Hotel Information

Cheers to You!

Take an opportunity to celebrate a colleague(s) via our weekly "Cheers" and shout outs. Here are this week's cheers:



We would like to highlight your Cheers in the next HOS Highlights newsletter. Feel free to cheer for regional teams as well as your fellow HOS's. Please submit your cheers on the form below.

Leadership Academies and HOS meetings Dates


Leadership Academy #4 (All Times are EST)

· April 15th Noon-2pm

~April 29th ** Noon-1pm- HOS call begins at 1:15pm

· May 13th Noon-2pm


~May 27th *HOS Call Only begins at 1:15pm

Leadership Academy #5 (All Times are EST)

· June 10th- Noon-2pm

~ June 24th ** Noon-1pm- HOS call begins at 1:15pm

· July 8th- Noon-2pm


~July 29th- *HOS Call Only begins at 1:15pm

Reoccurring Information Below

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Leadership Academy Titan Pads

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Strategic Leadership Titan Pad

Team members: Amanda Conley, Cassie Barton, Josh Williams, Katrina Abston, Lynn Barr, Mark Christiano, Matt Arkin

Instructional Leadership Titan Pad

Team members: Faith Shanholtzer, Kelly Van Sande, Kendall Schroeder, Josh Williams, Marcus Moore, Nicholaus Sutherland, Nicole Tiley, Lynn Barr, Sara Baker

Communication/Community Leadership Titan Pad

Team members: Pam Jonidis, Beth Lorigan, Caroline McIntosh, David Crook, Ryan Clepper, Stacey Hutchings, Steven Hoff

Human Resources Titan Pad

Team Members: Laurie Erdman, Brandy Osborn, Byron Ernest, Elizabeth Roth, JD McMahan Joel Medley, Theresa Gallagher Scott Sides, Sheryl Tatum

Organizational Management Titan Pad

Team Members Sheila Sheibler,Cherry Daniel, Jeffrey Bush, Jessie Thoman, John Huber, Kelly Edginton, Monti Pittman, Theresa Gallagher Suzanne Sloane, Theresa Gallagher, Veronica Clemons

The Leadership Academy Basics

  • Weekly Leadership Academies begin at Noon EST every Friday afternoon and run for 90 minutes
  • Here is the participant link.
  • It is highly recommended that you participate in the weekly academies via BBC because the classes are going to be interactive. Your experience will not be as rich if you join via phone only
  • Pertinent school services information that was typically presented during Friday HOS calls will be shared via regional calls, the weekly HOS newsletter, or monthly national HOS calls
  • This newsletter will have all of the information you need for the upcoming training and will arrive in your inbox every Wednesday morning
iLEAD@K12’ seeks to provide annual professional development to build upon the essential skills of school leaders as identified by the individual leader, regional leadership recommendations, and national level data and trends. This calendar captures the national professional development opportunities for SY2015-2016.

School Leadership Development & Support Team

2015/16 Leadership Academy Content and Focus

2015-2016 Leadership Standards and Practices

Leadership Academy #1- "Explore U": YOU are the focus of Leadership Academy #1 entitled, Explore "U". Throughout the first seven weeks we will focus on your strengths as indicated in the Myers-Briggs assessment most of you took in January, 2015. Throughout the cycle you will build upon your strengths and learn to leverage those strengths to minimize weaknesses.


Leadership Academy #2- "Build It and They Will Come": Your knowledge and expertise will be leveraged to build out content for one of the leadership strands. Each School leader chooses one standard to work with over the course of the 7 week cycle. The goal will be to codify your expertise within the leadership strand to build a complete leadership Academy cycle in your area chosen area.


Leadership Academies #3-5-: Once the content is built, you will choose one strand to focus on for the remaining cycles. Choice is built into the process and we would like you to choose two standards. We suggest you work with your RVP/DRVP to choose one leadership strand that you would like additional support in. The strands include: Strategic Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Community, Human Resources, and Organizational Management.

School Leadership Development Team

The School Leadership Development Team leads the design, development, execution, and evaluation of national programs that build exceptional school leadership across K12’s network of managed schools. The team coordinates school, regional and national efforts to improve leadership practice and school outcomes.

Darren Reed

Vice President, School Leadership Development

Mike Kazek

Board and Partner Relations

Brandi Maynard

Professional Development