ACE Principal Profile Results
E.M. Pease Elementary, May 5, 2016
Dear Pease Faculty,
Thank you for meeting with me yesterday to help create a principal profile. Your feedback is summarized below, ranked by the number of responses. This analysis of campus strengths and needs along with corresponding leadership qualities will help ensure we find the best possible candidates; and you deserve the best!
I know you have encountered many challenges this year but you have persevered to provide a better education for our students. I look forward to scheduling the campus panel interviews next week, then sharing feedback with you again.
Thanks again for your partnership,
Top Three Campus Priorities
#1. Safe, Orderly and Positive Environment: The effective school has a positive, purposeful, businesslike environment, which is free from the threat of physical harm and operates with clear rules and procedures. This environment nurtures interaction between students and teachers that is collaborative, cooperative, and student centered. Programs that teach self-discipline and responsibility, as well as early systems to support students at-risk are effectively utilized.
#2. Collegiality and Professionalism: Strong leadership organizes teachers in governance structures based on collaboration and shared vision and goals. Teachers support each other’s learning in content-based teams.
#3. Positive Communication - School, Home, and Community: The effective school builds trust and communication within the school, parents and community. Forming partnerships with the parents and community enables all stakeholders to support the mission of the school and have the same goals and expectations.
Top 5 Characteristics for a New Principal
#1 Discipline: Discipline refers to protecting teachers from issues and influences that would detract from their instructional time or focus. Instructional time is paramount to teaching; more time on task. The principal has the responsibility to decrease the amount of distractions that impact instructional time.
#2 Communication: Communication seems to possibly be the most important responsibility because it is integrated into most aspects of leadership.
#3 Relationships: Relationships is central to the achievement of many other responsibilities. It is with face-to-face connections that one can build the credibility with other people.
#4 Situational Awareness: Situational awareness is knowledge of what is going on in the school, feelings and emotions, day to day activities. This will allow the leader to anticipate any issues, or be better prepared should a situation arise.
#5 Culture: is the shared values, beliefs, and feelings of a community, and is evident in the artifacts and symbols that illustrate those priorities. Establishing a culture of achievement in the school might be one of the most important responsibilities of the leader.
Main Idea: Leverage Leadership
Marzano Levels of School Effectiveness
Correlates of Effective Schools