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Leadership development overview

  1. 1. Houston Independent School District Leadership Development DepartmentDave Wheat, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership Development
  2. 2. MissionThe HISD Leadership DevelopmentDepartment focuses on developinghighly effective leaders who increasestudent achievement for every student inthe Houston Independent SchoolDistrict.
  3. 3. Core Initiative 2: Effective Principal in Every School KEY STRATEGIES2.1 Establish a rigorous and fair principal appraisal. Develop clear standards and recommended practices2.2 to guide decision making.2.3 Strengthen principal recruiting practices.2.4 Establish an instructional leadership program.2.5 Ensure safe, secure, and healthy schools.
  4. 4. Key Strategy 2.4: Establish an Instructional Leadership Program“There is only one way toselect really good leaders in ahighly-predictable manner,you home-grow them…” Kirk Richardson Harvard Business Review, 2009
  5. 5. Major Functions of the Leadership Development DepartmentTo ensure an effective principal in every school by providingdevelopment and support to school-based and central-office staff in thefollowing areas:
  6. 6. Pathways Offered for Teachers and Central Office Teachers and central office staff can access several pathways to become assistant principals or deans.TEACHER S ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS , DEANSCENTRAL OFFICE STAFF
  7. 7. Leadership Development for Assistant Principals New assistant principals will complete a two-year development program (AP1 and AP2).ASSISTANTPRINCIPAL POOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS, ASPIRING PRINCIPALS OR PRINCIPALS
  8. 8. Leadership Development for New Principals New principals will complete a two-year development program. NEWPRINCIPAL EXPERIENCED PRINCIPAL
  9. 9. Leadership Development Cultivating leadership provides opportunities for candidates to advance into campus leadership positions.TEACHERS AND ASSISTANT CENTRAL PRINCIPALS PRINCIPAL OFFICE , DEANS S STAFF
  10. 10. School Leadership AcademyCore Development Components• Aligned with principal development model• Cohort learning/• Socratic Seminars• Three-week supervised summer residency
  11. 11. Leadership Development Cultivating leadership provides opportunities for candidates to advance into campus leadership positions.TEACHERS AND ASSISTANT CENTRAL PRINCIPALS PRINCIPAL OFFICE , DEANS S STAFF
  12. 12. Assistant Principals Designed and launched phase one of a two-year assistant principal induction model in fall 2010.
  13. 13. Assistant Principal 1 Budget Training
  14. 14. Leadership Development Cultivating leadership provides opportunities for candidates to advance into campus leadership positions.TEACHERS AND ASSISTANT CENTRAL PRINCIPALS PRINCIPAL OFFICE , DEANS S STAFF
  15. 15. Readiness Candidates • Designed and launched readiness seminars in spring 2011 • Formed an elite corps of 52 candidates from which 16 were chosen as new principals
  16. 16. Readiness Seminar
  17. 17. Leadership Development Cultivating leadership provides opportunities for candidates to advance into campus leadership positions.TEACHERS AND ASSISTANT CENTRAL PRINCIPALS PRINCIPAL OFFICE , DEANS S STAFF
  18. 18. Intensive Year-Long ReadinessExperience • Designed the Intensive Year-Long Readiness Experience in Spring 2011. • Launch is scheduled for fall 2011.
  19. 19. Leadership Development Cultivating leadership provides opportunities for candidates to advance into campus leadership positions.TEACHERS AND ASSISTANT CENTRAL PRINCIPALS PRINCIPAL OFFICE , DEANS S STAFF
  20. 20. First-Year Principals• Aligned with McREL’s 21 Leadership Responsibilities.• Focus on managerial topics and developing instructional leadership.• Socratic Seminars• Cohort Model• Mentoring
  21. 21. Leadership Development Cultivating leadership provides opportunities for candidates to advance into campus leadership positions.TEACHERS AND ASSISTANT CENTRAL PRINCIPALS PRINCIPAL OFFICE , DEANS S STAFF
  22. 22. Leadership Development Cultivating leadership provides opportunities for candidates to advance into campus leadership positions.TEACHERS AND ASSISTANT CENTRAL PRINCIPALS PRINCIPAL OFFICE , DEANS S STAFF
  23. 23. Central Office LeadershipProgram: Offers tools and support that will directly improve the districts hiring processes and selection of the best talent pool while mentoring, supporting, and retaining high quality employees in the districtTarget Audience: Mangers Senior Managers Directors General Managers Aspiring Central Office ManagersBenchmark: Conducted eight sessions designed to strengthen Central Office leadership skills for over 200 employees.
  24. 24. Key Performance Indicators• 94% of first year principals • Provided 32 hours ofparticipated in two or more leadership developmentof 4 cohort seminars training over the course of 8 Readiness seminars• 52 campus and district- •97% of Readinesswide leaders participated in candidates participated in sixhighly intensive leadership or more of 8 cohort seminarsdevelopment Readinesssessions
  25. 25. Key Performance Indicators•15 of 52 Readiness candidates named principal in2010-2011 or 2011-2012.•Oversaw Staff Documentation and InvestigationsTraining for approximately 771 school-based staffmembers.•Recruited over 60 potential interns for ACPprincipal preparation program.
  26. 26. Key Performance Indicators•Recruited over 15 experienced principals whowill apply to participate in National BoardCertification for Principals pilot program.
  27. 27. Accomplishments• Launched “Grow-Your- • Oversaw StaffOwn self- sustaining Documentation andleadership model” and Investigations training forsupported over 800 approximately 771school- based & central school-based staffoffice leaders.• Trained 117 Central Office •Designed and launchedstaff, principals, and School readiness seminars in SpringImprovement Officers to 2011 for 52 campus andparticipate on Leadership district-wide leaders.Development Teams.
  28. 28. Accomplishments• Designed and launched • Screened over 133phase one of three-year nominations for UTCULP. 20principal induction model for employees accepted into thefirst-year principals in Fall program.2011.• Designed and launched •Provided induction supportphase one of a two-year for first-time campusassistant principal induction administrators.model for AP’s in Fall 2011.
  29. 29. Accomplishments• Designed and launched • Screened over 133phase one of a three-year nominations for UTCULP.principal induction model for 20 employees accepted to47 first-year principals in Fall the program.2010.• Designed and launched • Provided induction supportphase one of two-year for 97 first time campusassistant principal induction administrators.model for 50 APs in Fall2010.
  30. 30. Accomplishments•Commissioned comprehensive audit of current mentorprogram.•Introduced Leadership Development Team system toHISD leadership and professional development culture
  31. 31. Challenges for the Leadership Development DepartmentProviding individualized support for struggling principals.Providing differentiated support based on school context.Identifying meaningful leadership development opportunities that will not take experienced principals out of their buildings for extended periods of time.
  32. 32. On the HorizonCampus Leaders Summer Leadership Institute New and Emerging Leaders’ Institute McREL School Leaders’ Evaluation System• McREL Administrator Appraisal Training: April 3 – 5.• McREL Administrator Appraisal Training: April 30th. New Teacher Appraisal and Development System• HISD and Rice University Strategic MarketingCollaborativeCareer Pathways Planning for PrincipalsOnline Courses for Principals through Desire 2 Learn.Supervision and Evaluation Data Collection Training
  33. 33. On the Horizon• Coaches/Mentors• Cognitive Coach training• Aspiring Leaders• Instructional Support Cohort• Teacher Academy• UTCULP Principal Program• Central Office Leaders• Expanded training opportunities• Succession planning• Implementation of e-Performance
  34. 34. March 2012 Newsletter
  35. 35. Leadership DevelopmentContact Ryan Professional Development Center 4001 Hardy Street Houston, TX 77009 Phone: (713) 696-0600 Fax: (713) 696-7650

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