In deciding how to meet the skill needs of the teaching staff, Ben begins with the hiring process. Knowing what our School Improvement Plan goals are, his interview questions include specific skills and knowledge that will help Falcon Creek students meet these achievement goals. Mr. Rhodes is very clear about his high expectations of the teaching staff. He is currently in Denver University’s P.H. D. program in Educational Leadership and he utilizes his knowledge of best practice research. His assessments of staff learning needs are gleaned from a variety of sources that include feedbac...
... middle of paper ...
...district trains staff with new technology tools that will include net books, mounted projectors, peripheral technologies, new student achievement reporting system (aka RAD and DAS systems running on Brio software, new access points, that centralizes the management console, so students and staff will be able to connect to the CCSD wireless network at all school sites. Training will also be provided to refine the RTI process. Using district and school goals, assessing needs using the right data, planning specific content and processes to teach best instructional practices, providing resources to ensure success, measuring success and providing frequent feedback, adjusting practices as needed to ensure successful implementation, evaluating and improving strategies and then sharing the plan with the community has been key to ensuring the highest student achievement.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Views on Leadership: An Interview with a Principal Every leader brings to the table a set of beliefs, theories and practices. The leader from Dearington Elementary School, Mr. R, took time to explain what he brings to the table at his school. This is his first year as the Principal of Dearington. Previously, he was a 2nd/3rd grade teacher for 5 years at Dearington, followed with two years as an assistant principal at an elementary school in the same school system. While teaching he coached at the middle school and has done various of leadership tasks at his church.... [tags: visionary paper, leaders, beliefs, theories]
1211 words (3.5 pages)
- For my interview, I interviewed a woman by the name of Mrs. Miskell. She is a close family friend and also teaches at the elementary school that I used to attend. Mrs. Miskell has been teaching for fifteen years. She has a class of 21 including 2 special education children who are mainstreamed into her class for a few areas of study. She team-teaches one day a week with the remedial math teacher, and one day a week with the remedial reading teacher. Her children switch classes with one other class for social studies and science.... [tags: Interview Essays]
674 words (1.9 pages)
- School funding is a recurring issue in the modern era. Debates ranging from give schools more money, to get rid of the system in place and reform a new idea have been plaguing the world over the years. “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed in 2009, provided more than $100 billion in education aid to offset budget cuts..” (School Finance). Later, “Congress provided an additional $10 billion in 2010 to avert mass teacher layoffs (Education Week, "Total Recovery Act")” (School Funding).... [tags: School Districs, Funding, Educational Systems]
1496 words (4.3 pages)
- Case Study 3: Beachwood High School In 2010, Beachwood High School hired Dirk Dagger as principal. The previous principal was beloved Phyllis Knowles who worked at Beachwood for two years. Prior to Phyllis was Joe Gates who left his first principalship after only two years. Preceding to Joe, Lonna Self led the high school for four years and was forced out by the board. All of the principals lived outside the local community and commuted long distances to work. Dirk's two assistant principals, or AP's, were Frank Fischer, a young, highly talented former business education teacher for six years, in his second year as AP.... [tags: culture, counselors, leadership, principal]
1232 words (3.5 pages)
- Based on the civil rights principal of equal educational opportunity, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantee an appropriate education to all students with disabilities. The 1997 IDEA amendments mandate that parents of children with disabilities have a right to be involved with the school district in education decisionmaking processes, meetings, and records of their children. Yet some parents of children in special education feel that schools do not welcome their participation.... [tags: Students With Autism vs Public Schools]
2078 words (5.9 pages)
- My first internship directive was to present a lesson on the characteristics of middle school learners and the middle school philosophy. It is important to note that I designed and taught this lesson before reading chapter five in the Ramsden (1992) text. Consequently, my journal reflection and later evaluation of the experience are appreciably different. To guide my lesson design, I established three student learning goals: (a) identify the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social characteristic constructs specific to the middle school learner; (b) analyze associations between the characteristic constructs and possible impediments to the middle school learning process; (c) generate acc... [tags: education, middle school philosophy]
1020 words (2.9 pages)
integration and synthesis of three grounded theories and conceptual principles of the educational leadership field
- Introduction The objective that I have for this paper is to present the integration and synthesis of at least three grounded theories and conceptual principles of the educational leadership field. Then, according with guidelines, I will compare and contrast those theories by using different authors’ perspectives, to critically analyze the body of knowledge achieved by those principles and explain how those theories in educational leadership add knowledge through the implementation of their premises and the interaction among them in the area of education.... [tags: School Community, Organizational Vision]
3145 words (9 pages)
Field Experience Report: The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
- Abstract Being able to understand the development of a child is vital in aiding that child during that process. Parents play a vital role in this regard by offering the necessary support. On the other hand, once the child has been enrolled in a kindergarten or a preschool, most of the responsibilities of shaping the child are transferred to the teachers. This makes it vital for teachers to be able to help the child during their developmental stage. In this field report, the learner visits one kindergarten and one preschool to assess the learning environment.... [tags: Educational Mathods, Child Development]
2057 words (5.9 pages)
- Out-of-school programs are often tagged as being variations of day care facilities. This is a stereo-type that the teachers and directors who lead these programs work very hard to undue. The key term to be remembered in the types of program(s) we discuss in this class is “out-of-school” and that programs striving to achieve that term in their philosophy and description are far more than babysitting services. Out-of-school programs are staffed by exceptional people who take their roles as instructors very seriously.... [tags: Interview Essays]
1329 words (3.8 pages)
- Censorship by definition is the suppression of speech or removal of communicative material which may be considered objectionable or repulsive. Censorship is nothing new and its effects are constantly felt throughout society. Many societies use censorship to protect the established moral and social order. Book censorship in western cultures can be traced to the earliest years of Christianity, when the church began to suppress opposing views as unorthodox. In ancient times, before the printing press and the mass production of literature, book burning was an effective form of censorship.... [tags: Censorship, Middle School, Students, education,]
1103 words (3.2 pages)