Personal Leadership Action Plan <br />Interamerican School<br />288925029845<br />Mission: <br />To produce a positive change in the methodology my colleagues use to teach, assess, and approach to the students. Create a culture of change, collaborative work, and friendship, in which we teacher could be a team working for a common goal, not just a group of teachers.<br />Vision:<br />To become a strong team of teacher influencing other teacher in the city, to make a revolution in education in El Salvador, in order to create a society that can be integrated in the world of the 21st century.<br />Calendar<br /><ul><li>MonthActionNovember, 2009Arrive to El SalvadorPresent my portfolio to the principal of my schoolStart teaching applying my new vision and knowledge acquired in U.SObserve my colleagues, looking for possible allies for my project of change.Ask my coordinator the opportunity to share in a small group (3 teachers)December, 2009Ask the principal for a 45 minutes meeting to share with my colleagues of High School, I will have a workshop with them to show them some of the strategies I learned here.During vacation, have a workshop with the teachers of the English Extension Program who teach on Saturdays.Vacations. Prepare for the launch of “collaborative sessions” In these sessions I will try to integrate all the teachers to put together all the experiences and knowledge they have, for a common purpose. (If everything before has gone well, the principal will support this project)January, 2009Continue the small workshops with the allies.Have the first “collaborative session” In this meeting I will recall the main purpose of teachers, and “sell” the idea of these meetings and demonstrate the importance and benefits for the whole educative community if WE teacher work together.Have a second general meeting asking the entire teachers to post a strategy to my portfolio. Explain a little about multiple intelligences. Guide the meeting in order to create 1 Multiple Intelligence plan per group (group of 2) using the activities all the teachers gave during the week. They share their lesson plans.February, 2009Use a systematic method to observe the reaction of the teachers inside the classroom, to see if they are applying the new methodology.Promote to the principal some activities to create strong relationship between the teachers.Continue with the small workshops with the “allies”, invite one “non-ally” to the workshopsWORKING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLMarch, 2009Continue with the small workshops. Identify “allies” in elementary schoolHave small workshops with the “allies” in elementary school.In small workshops include “allied teachers” from elementary and secondary schoolApril, 2009Have the first “collaborative session” In this meeting I will recall the main purpose of teachers, and “sell” the idea of these meetings and demonstrate the importance and benefits for the whole educative community if WE teacher work together.Have a second general meeting asking the entire teachers to post a strategy to my portfolio. Explain a little about multiple intelligences. Guide the meeting in order to create 1 Multiple Intelligence plan per group (group of 2) using the activities all the teachers gave during the week. They share their lesson plans.TEACHER FROM IREX COMES TO OUR SCHOOL, ANALYZES MY PROGRESS AND GIVES REINFORMENT TO THE “CHANGE ACTION PLAN”May, 2009Get feedback from teachers individually in elementary and in secondary schoolInclude suggestions from the feed back and improve the workshops.Have an activity to encourage friendship in elementary and secondary school together.Jun, 2009End of the school yearJuly, 2009Have the first general meeting including teachers from elementary and secondary high school. Get support from the principal, coordinator, and allied teachers to neutralize the “non allies”School year 2009 - 2010Continue strengthening collaborative working in our schoolLook for possible “ally schools” in our district.Invite their coordinators to one of our workshops.Try to influence the ally schools to imitate our working process.</li></ul>Results<br />Short term: <br /><ul><li>Allies attend to the workshops, show enthusiast, and participate actively.
Coordinators observe the ally teacher applying the strategies seen in the workshops.
Students react positively to the change of methodology and attitude of the teacher through good grades, good comments, and good conduct in class.
Parents comment positively to the principal about the change that is being noticed in the school.</li></ul>Long term:<br /><ul><li>Most of the teachers are involve in the change, and show empathy to each other. Work together, and help to each other.
Teachers resistant to change are “neutralized” by the good results, comments, and change of attitude of others.
Other schools are interested to be part of the “change”</li></ul>Leading in a culture of change (Self- Reflective Questions)<br />Moral Purpose<br />What are my convictions or beliefs?<br />I believe that teacher at Interamerican School are well prepared teachers, chosen from a large group of teachers. I believe they have nice intentions to form the students. I also believe there isn’t a close leadership in the English area for High School. That for some time ago, that area has been ill-kept, trusting only in the knowledge of the teachers. I believe that there is a better way of working than the way we have today, with a leadership, goals, and methods.<br />My intention is to take the Interamerican school, to a leader position of Positive change in Santa Ana city. I believe that through hard work we (the principal, coordinators, and I) can convert the Interamerican School in a better example of progress in Education. I will take advantage of the position of respect of good education that the School has among the other Schools in Santa Ana. <br />How do I act on those beliefs?<br />I compromise my self to never surrender in this journey. <br />I determine myself to respect the authorities that are over me, and never try to take their place or jump over any order I receive from them.<br />I promise not try to get vainglory or look for personal interest, such as power, money or reputation.<br />I commit myself to help any other person who has this vision and tries to help our school giving fresh and better ideas through this process.<br />Do others know what my beliefs are?<br />No, I have never had such a clear vision of my wish toward my school, even an action plan.<br />