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1 SUCCESSION PLANNING ~ DELAWARE STYLE Appoquinimink, Capital and Indian River

2 PURPOSE To promote and recognize teachers for leadership roles, thus grooming current staff members for administrative positions at both the school and district level ~ Delaware envisioned a pool of 100

3 SELECTION Commonalities Principal recommendations Principal recommendations Self selection Self selection References Referencesplus…

4 SELECTION In Appoquinimink … In Appoquinimink … Advertisements for potentials Advertisements for potentials 10 teacher leaders 10 teacher leaders 9 assistant principals aspiring to become principals 9 assistant principals aspiring to become principals 2 administrative interns 2 administrative interns A review of past evaluations A review of past evaluations Districtwide commitment and involvement Districtwide commitment and involvement Followed by Followed by Goal setting conference Goal setting conference Analysis of strengths and weaknesses Analysis of strengths and weaknesses Development of the yearly plan Development of the yearly plan

5 SELECTION In Capital… Goal for Year 1 = 5 teachers Goal for Year 1 = 5 teachers Nominations by building and district office administrators Nominations by building and district office administrators Succession Profile Succession Profile Interview Interview Submission of resumes and portfolios Submission of resumes and portfolios Exhibition of leadership qualities Exhibition of leadership qualities

6 SELECTION In Indian River… Goal for Year 1 = 8 teachers Goal for Year 1 = 8 teachers Written descriptions of career aspirations Written descriptions of career aspirations Peers letter of support Peers letter of support Leadership inventory Leadership inventory Essay explaining why candidate would like to participate in Succession Planning Program Essay explaining why candidate would like to participate in Succession Planning Program

7 SUCCESS PROFILE Accents leadership, problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills Accents leadership, problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills Analyzes competencies, experiences, knowledge, and personal attributes Analyzes competencies, experiences, knowledge, and personal attributes Reflects ISLLC standards Reflects ISLLC standards

8 LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISITCS ConsistentLoyalSensitiveResponsiveInclusiveDecisive Open to change

9 COMMUNICATION Building level Announced opportunity Announced opportunity District level Included in newsletter Included in newsletterCommunity Shared with Boards of Education Shared with Boards of Education

10 ACTIVITIES In Appoquinimink… Attend intensive training sessions on Developing relationships with your partners (public relations) Developing relationships with your partners (public relations) Understanding the unit count and staffing Understanding the unit count and staffing Interviewing for the best teachers Interviewing for the best teachers Legal issues in special education Legal issues in special education Managing the budget Managing the budget

11 ACTIVITIES In Appoquinimink (continued)… Working with AEA (bargaining unit) Working with AEA (bargaining unit) Understanding the unit count and staffing Understanding the unit count and staffing Managing the facility Managing the facility Literary discussion (What Great Principals Do Differently) Literary discussion (What Great Principals Do Differently) Individual assessment Individual assessment Portfolio discussion Portfolio discussion

12 ACTIVITIES Summer Sessions/Projects… Develop grading handbook Develop grading handbook Co-chair high school transition committees Co-chair high school transition committees Assist with full-day kindergarten transition Assist with full-day kindergarten transition Create master schedule Create master schedule Facilitate interview teams Facilitate interview teams

13 ACTIVITIES In Capital… Literary discussions (School Leadership that Works) Literary discussions (School Leadership that Works) Individual assessment Individual assessment Portfolio assessment/discussions Portfolio assessment/discussions Matched with a school leader – Mentoring Matched with a school leader – Mentoring Leadership opportunities through summer school Leadership opportunities through summer school

14 ACTIVITIES In Indian River… Attend 7 intensive training sessions on Introduction to Initiative Introduction to Initiative Business/Finance Business/Finance Instruction/Curriculum Instruction/Curriculum Personnel Personnel Data Analysis Data Analysis Discipline Discipline Interviews Interviews

15 SUPPORT AND SUSTAINABILITY Encourage participants to apply for positions Encourage participants to apply for positions Require attendance at Board meetings Require attendance at Board meetings Schedule support conferences Schedule support conferences Monthly meetings which target the development of leadership skills Monthly meetings which target the development of leadership skills

16 MEASURE OF SUCCESS Hiring success Hiring success Surveys Surveys Feedback from building level administrators, participants, colleagues Feedback from building level administrators, participants, colleagues

17 BARRIERS TO SUCCESS Time, time, time Time, time, time Increased workload for teacher leaders Increased workload for teacher leaders Lack of support from Board of Education Lack of support from Board of Education

18 WHY SUCCESSION? A sound succession plan demonstrates that we respect and appreciate our people!

19 Questions?


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