Organizational Profile: Morton Elementary School Created By: Candace Orth EDUC 6105 October 19, 2011
Morton !Elementary Located in Jacksonville, North Carolina Onslow County Schools Very Transient Community
Morton Elementary• Morton Elementary is one of nineteen elementary schools in Onslow county.• Current enrollment at 563. • Title I School
Mission Morton Elementary School will develop lifelong learners who are caring, self-directed, innovative thinkers, and effective collaborators in the real world. Vision Inspiring todays learners with passion, pride, and performance.
Current Change Wave Schedule Reason for change: School labeled as a “School of Progress” (Onslow County Schools, 2011) Main purpose was to raise test scores by: Allowing teachers more, uninterrupted, teaching time. Allow teachers more planning time for instruction by having a double encore.
Implementation of Wave Strategic Plan Committees: Committee Five: Responsible for developing and utilizing a master schedule that maximizes instructional time and provides for optimal instructional planning time. Committee Members were to collaborate with colleagues to find out areas that need attention and areas that are helpful in reaching our goals.
Wave – Double Encores A Day Time Art Music PE Library/Guidance Comp. Lab PE 2 9:00 – 9:30 Cascell Matson Laws Silence Young 9:35 – 10:05 Cascell Matson Laws Silence Young 10:10-10:40 Young Cascell Matson Laws Silence 10:40 – 11:15 K Lunch K Lunch K Lunch K Lunch 11:20 – 11:55 Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch 12:30 – 1:15 Blakely Fitzgerald Kalnicki Vickers 1:25 – 2:05 Fitzgerald Blakely Vickers Kalnicki B Day Time Art Music PE Library/Guidance Comp. Lab 9:25 – 10:10 Nagy Foley Tyvand Miller 10:15 – 11:00 Foley Nagy Miller Tyvand st st st st 11:05 – 11:40 1 Lunch 1 Lunch 1 Lunch 1 Lunch 11:45 – 12:15 Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore LunchMorton’s 12:45 – 1:30 Brown Hudec Reibly Miner 1:35 – 2:20 Hudec Brown Miner Reibly C Day Time Art Music PE Library/Guidance Comp. Lab 9:50 – 10:35 Logan Orendorff Pumphrey 10:40 – 11:25 Logan Pumphrey Orendorff Wave nd nd nd nd 11:30 – 12:05 2 Lunch 2 Lunch 2 Lunch 2 Lunch 12:10 – 12:40 Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch 1:00 – 1:45 Mennig Centeno Tannery 1:50 – 2:35 Centeno Mennig TannerySchedule D Day Time Art Music PE Library/Guidance Comp. Lab PE 2 9:00 – 9:30 Silence Young Cascell Matson Laws 9:35 – 10:05 Laws Silence Young Cascell Matson 10:10-10:40 Matson Laws Silence Young Cascell 11:10 – 11:40 Encore Lunch Encore lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch rd rd rd rd 11:45 – 12:20 3 Lunch 3 Lunch 3 Lunch 3 Lunch 12:30 – 1:15 Kalnicki Vickers Blakely Fitzgerald 1:25 – 2:05 Vickers Kalnicki Fitzgerald Blakely E Day Time Art Music PE Library/Guidance Comp. Lab 9:25 – 10:10 Tyvand Miller Nagy Foley 10:15 – 11:00 Miller Tyvand Foley Nagy 11:15 – 11:45 Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch th th th th 12:05 – 12:35 4 Lunch 4 Lunch 4 Lunch 4 Lunch 12:45 – 1:30 Reibly Miner Brown Hudec 1:35 – 2:20 Miner Reibly Hudec Brown F Day Time Art Music PE Library/Guidance Comp. Lab 9:50 – 10:35 Orendorff Pumphrey Logan 10:40 – 11:25 Pumphrey Orendorff Logan 11:30 – 12:00 Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch Encore Lunch th th th th 12:20 – 12:50 5 Lunch 5 Lunch 5 Lunch 5 Lunch 1:00 – 1:45 Tannery Mennig Centeno 1:50 – 2:35 Tannery Centeno Mennig
Leaderships Initiative Sent e-mails asking for feedback.(McAllister, 2004) Sat in on group planning times to discuss with grade levels on progress of wave schedule. (Anderson, 2010) How are things going in your opinion?
Resistors- K-2 Classroom teachers. (Gandz, 2008) 3-5 Classroom teachers point of view. Encore teachers point of view. Support staff’s point of view.“Resistance is a reaction to the emotions being broughtup by uncertainty and fear.” (Bligh, n.d.)
Brought to the Table K-2 teachers offered a change of Encore times throughout the day. 3-5 teachers were ok with that change happening. Encore teachers felt that the time they had would be even more ineffective. Support staff would have to completely redo all schedules.
Evaluation of Change Areas done well by leadership: Communication regarding implementation. Sitting down to hear concerns and consider feedback. Areas needing improvement: Allowing more time for change to take effect.
Conclusion Leadership has showed themselves to be capable and effective. Leadership has used many forms of communication during the change process. Leadership is continuously reminding us of the purpose for the change. Leadership seems to be evaluating and thinking ahead to changes in the schedule in years to come.
References Anderson, D. L. (2010). Organization development: The process of leading organizational change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. Gandz, J. (2008). On leadership: Cherish the resistors. Ivey Business Journal, 72(4), 1, 3. Bligh, Michele. (n.d) Transformational Leadership. Laureate Inc. Bligh, Michele. (n.d) Organizational Change. Laureate Inc. McAllister, C. M. (2004). The 5 P’s of change: Leading change by effectively utilizing leverage points within an organization. Organizational Dynamics. 33(3), 326. Morton Elementary School. (2011, August). Retrieved from http://morton.nc.oce.schoolinsites.com/ Morton Elementary School Strategic Plan. (2010-2012). Retrieved from http://onslowcounty.schoolinsites.com/Default.asp?PN=DocumentUploads&L=1&DivisionID=25 39&LMID=97196&ToggleSideNav=ShowAll