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1 Strategic Staffing Dr. Robert Avossa, Superintendent Fulton County Schools

2 2 Strategic Staffing - Context Students= 135,000 Schools = 170 Flat student achievement Significant achievement gap between African- American and Caucasian students Dramatic achievement difference between schools

3 Developing the Initiative Push vs. Pull Cash incentives to lure teachers to four high schools PART 1 3

4 Developing the Initiative PART 2 ( PART 1 did not work…) Hundreds of teachers were surveyed & we found that teachers wanted: 1.To go as a team. 2.A great leader at the school. 3.Assurance of a strong administrative team. 4.… and cash incentives. 4

5 Creating the Framework 7 schools identified 7 principals identified Top teachers identified Communication to the school community Build consensus 5

6 Ready, Set, Reform Resources Communication Pressure/Support 6

7 What is the Strategic Staffing Initiative? Strategic staffing is also referred to as reconstitution policies and comprehensive school reform. The main focus with this initiative is replacing the principal and allowing the new principal to build his/her team and implement strategies of his/her choice to improve student achievement. Roles of principals vary depending on the philosophy of the district and/or the named principal. CMS views the role of a principal as an instructional leader. 7

8 School 2007-08 Growth 2008-09 Growth 2009-10 Growth Change Briarwood ES0.075-0.0640.254+0.179 Bruns Avenue ES0.0930.1080.186+0.093 Devonshire ES0.2700.4660.383+0.113 Ranson MS-0.1050.0970.081+0.186 Reid Park ES-0.235-0.0200.135+0.370 Sterling ES0.1220.4450.142+0.020 Westerly Hills ES0.0850.0240.097+0.012 Cohort I Strategic Staffing Schools Growth Comparisons 8

9 *includes retest results School 2007-08 Performance Composite 2008-09 Performance Composite* 2009-10 Performance Composite* Change Briarwood ES38.247.356.0+17.8 Bruns Avenue ES31.643.448.8+17.2 Devonshire ES42.964.269.7+26.8 Ranson MS38.652.158.9+20.3 Reid Park ES27.937.644.0+16.1 Sterling ES44.465.269.0+24.6 Westerly Hills ES37.845.956.5+18.7 Cohort I Strategic Staffing Schools Performance Composite Comparisons 9

10 School 2008-09 Growth 2009-10 Growth Change Albemarle Road MS0.1090.208+0.099 Allenbrook ES-0.0530.098+0.151 Ashley Park ES-0.0560.226+0.282 Bishop Spaugh MS-0.0520.129+0.181 Druid Hills ES0.248-0.124-0.372 Paw Creek ES0.0010.042+0.041 Thomasboro ES0.0250.261+0.236 Cohort II Strategic Staffing Schools Growth Comparisons 10

11 *includes retest results School 2008-09 Performance Composite* 2009-10 Performance Composite* Change Albemarle Road MS62.066.8+4.8 Allenbrook ES41.453.6+12.2 Ashley Park ES41.358.7+17.4 Bishop Spaugh MS30.343.7+13.4 Druid Hills ES45.344.1-1.2 Paw Creek ES61.967.2+5.3 Thomasboro ES39.852.4+12.6 Cohort II Strategic Staffing Schools Performance Composite Comparisons 11

12 Setting the Stage Political will Strong performance management system Trust and communication Resources Ownership Resilience What you’ll need: 12

13 Questions & Answers 13


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