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1 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Jacquelyn Wilson, Ed.D. Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Delawares Cohesive Leadership System

2 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Leadership 1.Leadership matters 2.In difficult times, leadership matters even more. 3.In periods of significant organizational transition, leadership is the major controllable factor in explaining organizational performance.

3 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Leadership 4. Instructionally-focused and change- oriented leadership are especially effective frames for education. 5. Team leadership seems to offer promise for enhancing organizational performance. 6. Assessment provides a strategic leverage point for strengthening leadership. -- Joseph F. Murphy, Learning Centered Leadership, Vanderbilt University 2007

4 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Putting the Pieces Together A Cohesive System

5 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Principles of Delawares Cohesive Leadership System Delaware School Leader Standards State and District Policies

6 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Principles of Delawares Cohesive Leadership System Delaware School Leader Standards State and District Policies Conditions of Work

7 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Conditions of Work Assessing School Leader Effectiveness Evaluation School Boards and Public Engagement Governance Salary, Resources, and Multi-Year Contracts Incentives Distributed Leadership, Use of Time, and Succession Roles and Responsibilities Continuum from Aspiring to Retiring Professional Development

8 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Principles of Delawares Cohesive Leadership System Delaware School Leader Standards State and District Policies evaluation governance incentives roles and responsibilities professional development

9 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Principles of Delawares Cohesive Leadership System Delaware School Leader Standards CAREER TIMELINE internshippreparation LICENSURELICENSURE education State and District Policies evaluation governance incentives roles and responsibilities professional development C E R T I F I C A T I O N

10 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Principles of Delawares Cohesive Leadership System Delaware School Leader Standards CAREER TIMELINE internship accreditation/ program approval preparation LICENSURELICENSURE State and District Policies evaluation governance incentives roles and responsibilities professional development education C E R T I F I C A T I O N

11 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Principles of Delawares Cohesive Leadership System Delaware School Leader Standards CAREER TIMELINE induction/residency professional development internship accreditation/ program approval preparation LICENSURELICENSURE State and District Policies evaluation governance incentives roles and responsibilities professional development education R E L I C E N S U R E Mentoring C E R T I F I C A T I O N

12 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Principles of Delawares Cohesive Leadership System Delaware School Leader Standards CAREER TIMELINE induction/residency professional development internship accreditation/ program approval preparation LICENSURELICENSURE State and District Policies evaluation governance incentives roles and responsibilities professional development education R E L I C E N S U R E Mentoring C E R T I F I C A T I O N

13 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware From Standards to Improved Teaching and Achievement District Role State Role StandardsTrainingConditions Standards (State Role) Delaware has determined what leaders need to know and do to improve instruction and learning by adopting national standards (ISLLC). Standards (District Role) Delaware has set clear expectations, aligned to state standards, of what leaders should do to improve teaching and learning.

14 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware From Standards to Improved Teaching and Achievement District Role State Role StandardsTrainingConditions Training (State Role) All Delaware training programs are aligned with the Delaware School Leader Standards, respond to local district needs, and reflect the realities of the job. Training (District Role) Delaware 1) collaborates with the University of Delaware, Wilmington College, and Delaware State University to provide high-quality, job- relevant leadership prep aligned to the standards and 2) provides continuing professional development and support to new and practicing principals.

15 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware From Standards to Improved Teaching and Achievement District Role State Role StandardsTrainingConditions Conditions (State Role) Delaware provides the necessary data to inform leaders decisions. Delaware enables flexible use of resources (people, time, money) to meet all students needs. Delaware holds school leaders accountable for student achievement.

16 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware From Standards to Improved Teaching and Achievement District Role State Role StandardsTrainingConditions Conditions (District Role) Delaware has established hiring, evaluation, and succession policies and practices that reinforce standards and district learning goals. Delaware has given principals the authority and incentives to be instructional leaders. More resources are being allocated according to students learning needs. which supports…

17 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware From Standards to Improved Teaching and Achievement District Role State Role StandardsTrainingConditions Effective School Leadership – Principals who… Establish high expectations for all students. Use data and other means to diagnose shortfalls in instructional effectiveness and implement plans to strengthen instruction. Focus attention on improving instruction. and School leadership teams that… Plan, implement, and evaluate improvements in instruction for all students.

18 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware From Standards to Improved Teaching and Achievement District Role State Role StandardsTrainingConditions …and contributes to Improved Teaching and Student Achievement Significantly improving high-needs schools Closing the achievement gap Lifting achievement of all students to meet high expectations

19 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware 1. Standards Delawares CLS scaffolds on the ISSLC National Standards for School Leaders. Professional growth experiences aligned to the school leader standards and tied to licensure renewal

20 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Standards The Delaware Performance Appraisal System for assessing school leader effectiveness is aligned to the Delaware School Leader Standards. 1. Vision and Goals 2. Culture of Learning 3. Management of Learning 4. Professional Responsibilities 5. Student Improvement

21 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Standards State approval of university preparation programs is contingent on the alignment of the Masters and Doctorate in School Leadership Programs with Delawares School Leader Standards University of Delaware Wilmington University Delaware State University

22 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware 2. Developing Policy Advisory Committees convened to provide input and to make policy recommendations: – Recruitment and Retention of School Leaders – Minority Recruitment and Retention of School Leaders – Working Conditions for School Leaders –Professional Development Continuum for School Leaders

23 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware 2. Developing Policy Advisory Committees convened to provide input and to make policy recommendations: –School Leader Professional Development Continuum –National Certification for School Leaders –Career Path for Teacher Leaders

24 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Developing Policy Policy recommendations are shared and prioritized at the annual Policy and Practice Institute Policy recommendations are provided to the Secretary of Education and to the Executive Director of the Delaware Association of School Administrators to for their legislative agenda

25 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware 3. Engaging the Right People Bringing the right people together, with a common vision, focused on specific goals…over and over and over until the work is done.

26 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Stakeholders HigherEducation Principals StateBoardLegislators Secretary of Education Education BusinessLeadersLocalSchoolBoards Superintendents Organizations DASA, DPA, DASL, DSBA DOEStaff Clueless Have Idea Knowledgeable Involved Engaged Have Impact PROGRESS CONTINUUM

27 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware C L U E L E S S IMPACTIMPACTIMPACTIMPACT ENGAGEDENGAGEDENGAGEDENGAGED HAVEIDEAHAVEIDEAHAVEIDEAHAVEIDEA KNOWLEDGABLEKNOWLEDGABLEKNOWLEDGABLEKNOWLEDGABLE INVOLVEDINVOLVEDINVOLVEDINVOLVED HIGHER EDUCATION PRINCIPALS STATE BOARD SECRETARY OF EDUCATION LEGISLATORS LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS SUPERINTENDENTS STAKEHOLDERS PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS DOE STAFF

28 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Putting the Pieces Together to Form DCLS

29 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware 4. Multi-Dimensional Interlocking Pieces Standards State and District Policies Conditions of Practice –Training –Performance Evaluation –Governance –Roles and Responsibilities –Incentives Career Path Pre-Service Preparation Licensure and Certification Mentoring Succession Planning Distributed Leadership Data Warehouse

30 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Career Continuum

31 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Advisory and Focus Groups Advisory group that provided recommendations for professional growth including: –Coaching for new principals –Induction years one-three –Incentive for mid and senior career level school leaders

32 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Principal Focus Groups 6 regional focus groups –School leaders with less than 3 years –School leaders with more than 5 years –Nominated by the superintendent Purpose: To gather feedback from practitioners to be shared with the Advisory Committee working on recommendations related to the professional development continuum

33 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware District Succession Planning Appoquinimink Indian River Woodbridge Caesar Rodney Brandywine Christina Laurel Sussex Academy for Arts and Sciences Wilmington Charter School Capital

34 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Career Continuum

35 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware District Succession Planning During the 2006 – 2007 school years, out of the 81 candidates involved in Succession Planning, 11 are now in leadership positions. From June 2007 until January 2008, an additional 6 candidates have assumed leadership positions, either as assistant principals or principals. Of these six, four are minority candidates.

36 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware TEACHER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Delaware is working with a consortium of five states to develop a teacher leadership program that could also become an alternative routes to certification program –Delaware –Kansas –Ohio –Alabama –Kentucky

37 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Distributed Leadership Providing opportunities for teachers to share leadership authority and responsibility with a focus on instruction

38 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware DL Training Team Building and Conflict Resolution SREB Working as a Team Marilyn Katzenmeyer- Awakening the Sleeping Giant ASCD What Works in Schools Jim Spillane-Distributed Leadership Coming Soon- Learning Focused Strategies and Smart Teams

39 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Distributed Leadership Appoquinimink –Redding Middle Indian River –Selbyville Middle –Sussex Central High School Seaford –West Seaford Elementary –Seaford Middle

40 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Distributed Leadership New Castle County Vo-Tech Delcastle High school Hodgson High School Milford School District Milford High School Red Clay School District H.B. DuPont Middle School

41 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Distributed Leadership Christina School District Gauger Cobbs Middle School Kirk Middle School Shue Medill Middle Christina High School Newark High School Glasgow High School

42 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Distributed Leadership Sharon Brittingham, Coordinator and Coach Dave Sechler-coach Sara Wilkerson-coach Kae Keiser-coach Linda Rogers-coach**new Shannon Wilson-facilitator

43 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Pre-service Preparation Programs University Programs –Alignment to state standards for school leaders –Monitoring of quality using a critical friends model –Advisory meetings with school leadership faculty and school/district practitioners –Training for school leadership faculty –Redesign of programs –Internships with district partnerships and placements

44 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Revised Licensure and Certification System License and certification tied to credentialing, mentoring/coaching, performance evaluation and professional development

45 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware National Certification for School Leaders Incentive for mid-senior level school leaders High quality professional development Incentive for performance

46 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Mentoring & Developmental Assessment Center A state-funded coaching/mentoring program that includes: –State-funded coaching for new principals –Use of the Performance Planning Worksheet –Training for coaches provided by the New York Leadership Academy A Developmental Assessment Center for aspiring and new assistant principals and principals –No cost to districts –Simulation, roles plays, post-conference feedback

47 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Executive Leadership Program-UVA Collaboration with the Department of Education and the following district: Woodbridge Christina New Castle County Vo-Tech Lake Forest Indian River

48 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Executive Leadership and the Balanced Scorecard One of the requirements of participation was the development of a balanced scorecard. In essence, the goal was to develop a systemic approach to taking a usually static strategic plan and turn it into a dynamic plan that becomes a measurement tool, a communication tool, and a strategic management tool. The State, with the assistance and guidance of this partnership, has developed a system that not only transforms a strategic plan into an action based process but connects common measures across the state, district and state. The system is called the Education Success Planning and Evaluation System. This system is web-based and will allow our nineteen school districts and seventeen charter schools to take their current strategic planning document and transform this into a success plan that outlines goal, objectives connected to the strategies and resources that support those activities.

49 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Governance Implication Training for School Districts and Boards Public Engagement

50 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Correlates of Achievement Working with school teams and school leaders to look at factors that influence student learning –Discipline data –Teacher quality data –Access to the curriculum

51 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware SAMS Study Determining How School Principals and Assistant Principals Use Their Time Management Instruction

52 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Vision 2015 Executive Leadership Program Research –School leaders behaviors –First and second order change –Change leadership Roles and Responsibilities –Job descriptions –Use of Time Conditions of Work –Positional model –Allocation of resources Alignment of leadership responsibilities to influence student achievement –Professional development needs

53 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Vision 2015 and Executive Leadership Training The Delaware Academy for School Leadership in collaboration with the DOE provided training to the following districts and charter schools: Appoquinimink New Castle County Vo-Tech Kuumba Academy MOT Charter School Indian River Capital

54 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware The Pieces Interlock Professional development required for license renewal State-funded mentoring/coaching program aligned to the performance-evaluation system and the professional development continuum University programs aligned to the standards and district partnerships

55 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware The Pieces Interlock Performance Evaluation System that impacts district hiring practices and succession planning and alignment to mentoring program. Executive Leadership Trainingstate to district to school to classroom, all focused on student achievement and sharing progress using a balanced scorecard

56 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware System Continues to Need Work Coaching/Mentoring Program redesignbased on what we have learned through The Wallace Network University school leadership programs must continue to evolve and deepenfocus on driver behaviors during internship Data-informed decision-makingusing Delawares data warehouse with school leadership teams Implications of SAM Studyhow school leaders are using their time Districts must strengthen succession planning models

57 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Leadership For Learning …. leadership is all about organizational improvement; more specifically, it is all about establishing widely agreed upon and worthwhile directions for the organization and doing whatever it takes to prod and support people to move in those directions …..it is very simple, then; it is about direction and influence. --Leithwood, Day, Summons, Harris, Hopkins, Successful School Leadership, 2006

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59 Would you tell me, please, said Alice, which way I ought to walk from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to, said the Cat. I dont much care where, said Alice. Then it doesnt matter which way you walk, said the Cat. …so long as I get somewhere, Alice added as an explanation. Oh, youre sure to do that, said the Cat, if you only walk long enough. ---from Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

60 Delaware Academy for School Leadership University of Delaware Delawares leadership journey… the road less traveled

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