Transformational Leadership

Principals Who Retain Great Teachers Share these 9 Characteristics

Principals Who Retain Great Teachers Share these 9 Characteristics

Erin Brooks Vice President, Partnerships   During my senior year of college as I was debating my next steps, I chose to begin a career in education. I taught for two years at a neighborhood elementary school in the South Bronx, and as everyone says, my first year of teaching was one of the most …

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Establishing and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence: The Secret Ingredient to Moving the Academic Needle with School Turnaround

Establishing and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence: The Secret Ingredient to Moving the Academic Needle with School Turnaround

Melissa Jones Clarke 2014 Ryan Award Winner   When given the task of turning around a school, the first thing that one can see, touch, feel – and definitely smell – is the school culture, whether it may be awesome or abysmal. Just sit with a group of classroom teachers and listen. As a new …

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Leading in Tumultuous Times: 6 Steps for Uniting Opposition

Leading in Tumultuous Times: 6 Steps for Uniting Opposition

Accelerator principal Liz Jamison-Dunn engages parents and community at Catalyst-Circle Rock in Chicago It’s no secret  there are passionate debates today in the world of education—and educators often feel pressured to take a stand. At a macro level, we hear arguments both in support and in opposition to divisive topics such as charter schools, Common Core …

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