Presentation on theme: "TRUMANSBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT’S ENTRY PLAN"— Presentation transcript:
1 TRUMANSBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT’S ENTRY PLAN Cosimo Tangorra, Jr.Superintendent of Schools
2 THREE PHASE ENTRY PLAN Data Collection and Introduction Establishment of Work PlanEvaluation of First Year
3 INTRODUCTION The goals of this plan are to: 1) become familiar with the operations, culture, and community of the Trumansburg Central School District in a relatively brief period of time;2) examine the key issues of the district’s past, understand the systems of the present, and determine the conditions that may effect the future;3) identify tasks that must be completed and rank them in order of priority;4) establish how these tasks are to be accomplished.
4 TRUMANSBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISRTICT SCAN The sources used to conduct the scan include, but were not limited to the following:< Report Card Data< Trumansburg Central School District Website< Report to the Governor and Legislature on the Educational Status of the State’s Schools< New York State Education Department Website< Trumansburg Board of Education Minutes< Trumansburg Central School District Collective Bargaining Contract< Trumansburg Newsletters< The Ithaca Journal< Trumansburg Central School District’s Proposed School Budget
5 GUIDING PRINCIPLES Strategic planning Research and best practice Effective communicationLeadership developmentTrustworthinessClear expectationsHumor and levityCompassion and respectMotivating work ethicShared responsibilityVisibility and approachabilityPrudent leadership
6 CURRICULUM PHILOSOPHY Adopted from the work of Dr. Bruce H. Crowder SYSTEMIC - District curriculum is systemic as it prepares students for their next grade level of instruction in each academic area across all levels.ALIGNED - District curriculum is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum.UNIFORM - District curriculum is in a uniform format and structure that clearly display.MAPPED - District curriculum is mapped from each grade and subject area to reflect a sequence and time line.PREPARED - District curriculum is prepared for delivery at the point of instruction to ensure student opportunity for learning and performance.TAUGHT - Teachers teach the district curriculum.
7 CURRICULUM PHILOSOPHY Adopted from the work of Dr. Bruce H. Crowder ASSESSED - Teachers assess students’ acquisition of the district curriculum with multiple approaches at the point of delivery and on a regular basis.EVALUATED - The district evaluates the effectiveness of the district curriculum by means of periodic, district-wide assessments aligned with the state standards and performance indicators.SUPERVISED - Principals regularly supervise the delivery of the district curriculum.FAMILIAR - Parents are familiar with what the schools are teaching and know how they may contribute to their child’s learning based on information shared with them by teachers.
8 FIRST WEEK Establish office procedures with staff Budget status meeting with Business OfficialReview facilities planRequest status reports from administrators and supervisors
9 FIRST WEEK Identify key community, parent, and booster groups Meet individually with each administrator, supervisor, and union leaderContact school attorney, auditor, and official depositoriesEstablish Board Meeting agenda setting procedures with the Board President
10 FIRST MONTHEstablish standard operating procedures with Board of EducationDevelop work plan and schedule with office staffReview all district plans through the lens of the Mission Statement and strategic planningReview all building plans through the lens of the Mission Statement and strategic planning with each building administrator
11 FIRST MONTH Establish regular administrative and supervisory meetings Review facilities with Business Official, Building Administrator, and Superintendent of Buildings and GroundsEstablish budget calendar that reflects student need and supports the Mission StatementInitiate 5x5 classroom visits in each building
12 FIRST SIX MONTHSExplain strategic plan and Mission Statement to business, community, village, and town leadersCollect and review all requisite dataIdentify and evaluate all student achievement improvement initiativesMeet individually with each board memberEvaluate instructional improvement/curriculum teams
13 FIRST SIX MONTHSAssess progress of agreed upon tasks with administrators and supervisorsMeet with various groups of students, and request to be invited into classroomsAttend faculty meetings in each building to share entry plan progress
14 FIRST YEARBoard retreats to set annual agenda, establish Board and Superintendent goals that are aligned with the strategic plan and the Mission StatementPublish Board of Education and Superintendent goalsEstablish supervisory and administrative goals that reflect the strategic plan and the goals of the Board of Education and SuperintendentAnalyze evaluation systems and procedures
15 FIRST YEAREngage in working relationships with business, village, community, and town leadersAttend a wide variety of extracurricular events and community meetingsVisit all classrooms in every buildingPublicly share entry plan progress
16 BOARD OF EDUCATION ACTIVITIES Request a list of suggestions and expectations for my first yearIndividual interviews with each Board memberStrategic planning and Mission Statement indoctrinationMeet with Board President to discuss the role of the Board President and the SuperintendentAdminister questionnaires on school board procedures and ground rules
17 DISTRICT OFFICE/ADMINISTRATOR/SUPERVISOR ACTIVITIES Strategic planning and Mission Statement indoctrinationInitial group meetings regarding personnel, procedures, curriculum development, budget, transportation, maintenance, purchasing, finance, food service, athletics, etc.Individual interviewsDevelopment of work plansInitiation of professional development sessionsEstablishment of regularly scheduled meetings
18 FACULTY AND STAFF ACTIVITIES Strategic planning and Mission Statement indoctrinationLetters of introductionRegular informal “walk throughs”Meeting with union leadershipVerification of tenure, certification, and seniority statusFaculty and staff meetingsGroup meetingsIndividual interviews
19 STUDENT ACTIVITIESStrategic planning and Mission Statement indoctrination at appropriate levelsAddressing groups of studentsIndividual interviewsAttendance at concerts, sporting events, plays, special class presentation, etc.Regular presence in individual buildings
20 COMMUNITY ACTIVITIESStrategic planning and Mission Statement indoctrinationAttendance at PTA, booster meetings, etc.Participation in PTA / booster functions and eventsMeetings with government officials: area legislators, village and town officials, law enforcement and fire department officials, etc.Meetings with community organizations: churches, service clubs, media representatives, etc.Individual interviewsAttendance at concerts, sporting events, plays, special class presentation, etc.Establishment of “Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent” sessions.