Gerald Points Spring ISD – Principal Candidate
About Gerald Points <ul><li>Here at four years old, I spent time studying Physics and the properties of elasticity (throwi...
Today’s Objective: <ul><li>To show that my passion and qualifications exceed the criteria necessary for a principalship in...
Agenda Sharing My Vision for an Elementary School Evaluation of Instructional Strategies Learning and Discipline Budget, S...
Sharing My Vision for an Elementary School <ul><li>Courage:  to understand that there are only so many hours in a day and ...
Sharing My Vision for an Elementary School Servant Leadership Sets Example Sustainable Capacity Systems in Place
Sharing My Vision for an Elementary School <ul><li>Means of Sharing: </li></ul><ul><li>Week at a Glance (WAAG) </li></ul><...
Evaluation of Instructional Strategies <ul><li>All decisions based on data </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on current on-campus st...
<ul><li>Streamline data gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit technology </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize time on task </li></ul><...
Learning and Discipline <ul><li>Without discipline – learning will be stifled </li></ul><ul><li>Respect is taught & given ...
Learning and Discipline <ul><li>Staff Selection and Retention: </li></ul><ul><li>Dig for your “GOLD” </li></ul><ul><li>Tea...
Budget, Staff & Philosophy <ul><li>Budget: </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on the particular school’s make up, all expenditure...
Budget, Staff & Philosophy <ul><li>Staff Evaluation: </li></ul>GOLD On-going   performance Walkthroughs PDAS
“ Something Better” Budget, Staff & Philosophy Motivating Students Answer “WHY?” Daily Develop Rapport Respect We can Char...
Budget, Staff & Philosophy <ul><li>Motivating teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Model Relentless Energ...
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This is a PPT that was presented in April 2009 for a Principalship in Spring, Texas.

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GPoints Spring ISD Principal PPT

  1. 1. Gerald Points Spring ISD – Principal Candidate
  2. 2. About Gerald Points <ul><li>Here at four years old, I spent time studying Physics and the properties of elasticity (throwing rubber balls and watching how high they go). My pre-school years were spent in the cities of southern Texas. I am truly a product of Arlington (38 years worth) and watched the suburbs grow into a city now approaching 370,000 people. </li></ul><ul><li>I have worked in construction, cooked in restaurants, managed restaurants, partnered in restaurants, sold for CompUSA and Compucom. All of which have given me great insight and awe of people at their places in life. </li></ul><ul><li>To the left - the reason for my passion, my wife, Kathleen, encouraged my two degrees from The University of Texas at Arlington (B.A. Psychology & Masters of Education in Teaching). With my management background and a love of children, we focused my collective skills and became an educator. Five years of teaching Science & Reading (5th & 6th Grade) prepared the way for my life's passion. (...and yes that is my own hair, then...) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Today’s Objective: <ul><li>To show that my passion and qualifications exceed the criteria necessary for a principalship in the Spring Independent School District </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda Sharing My Vision for an Elementary School Evaluation of Instructional Strategies Learning and Discipline Budget, Staff & Philosophy 4 3 2 1
  5. 5. Sharing My Vision for an Elementary School <ul><li>Courage: to understand that there are only so many hours in a day and only through the work of many dedicated individuals – dreams can be built. </li></ul><ul><li>Building a better student requires the most important intangible part – a relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>The educational machine must be personalized, hand-baked, nurtured, respected, and collectively shared in its maintenance. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sharing My Vision for an Elementary School Servant Leadership Sets Example Sustainable Capacity Systems in Place
  7. 7. Sharing My Vision for an Elementary School <ul><li>Means of Sharing: </li></ul><ul><li>Week at a Glance (WAAG) </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday Faculty Meetings (With some Staff Development time) </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Open-door Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) </li></ul><ul><li>Site Based Team & Team Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Talking the Talk & Walking the Walk </li></ul>
  8. 8. Evaluation of Instructional Strategies <ul><li>All decisions based on data </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on current on-campus strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in all Special Programs: Bilingual/ESL, Special Education, §504, RtI </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing 3-minute Walkthroughs to look for staff development opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Dissimilation of TAKS and Benchmark data </li></ul><ul><li>Most important criteria: Is it helping our children get the best education for their future? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Streamline data gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit technology </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize time on task </li></ul><ul><li>Access to all stake holders </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be There” </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s best interest </li></ul><ul><li>Find the RIGHT People </li></ul><ul><li>Train & hire experts </li></ul><ul><li>Let them do what they do </li></ul>Delegation Efficient Systems Evaluation of Instructional Strategies Rapport
  10. 10. Learning and Discipline <ul><li>Without discipline – learning will be stifled </li></ul><ul><li>Respect is taught & given </li></ul><ul><li>Every student can and will learn </li></ul><ul><li>Learning can only occur most effectively in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>De-escalation remains the key component in “keeping kids in class” </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency, consistency, consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Total parent involvement </li></ul>
  11. 11. Learning and Discipline <ul><li>Staff Selection and Retention: </li></ul><ul><li>Dig for your “GOLD” </li></ul><ul><li>Teach them to share the “GOLD” </li></ul><ul><li>Others will come wanting to find this “GOLD” </li></ul><ul><li>Good Ol’ Love & Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>where </li></ul><ul><li>Love = Learning </li></ul><ul><li>When searching for gold, you don’t seek out the dirt. </li></ul><ul><li>You dig until find gold ! Paraphrased – Zig Zigler </li></ul>
  12. 12. Budget, Staff & Philosophy <ul><li>Budget: </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on the particular school’s make up, all expenditures must remain within the constraints set by the district. Fiscal rules MUST be adhered to for the school’s integrity. </li></ul><ul><li>Site Based decisions will have a greater impact by empowering stakeholders. </li></ul><ul><li>PTO/PTA must be separate but in the interest of the children. </li></ul><ul><li>Title I funds must be properly allocated and documented. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Budget, Staff & Philosophy <ul><li>Staff Evaluation: </li></ul>GOLD On-going performance Walkthroughs PDAS
  14. 14. “ Something Better” Budget, Staff & Philosophy Motivating Students Answer “WHY?” Daily Develop Rapport Respect We can Character
  15. 15. Budget, Staff & Philosophy <ul><li>Motivating teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Model Relentless Energy & Optimism </li></ul><ul><li>Instill and Enable Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Lift Up and Praise at Every Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Food (must have) </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Development with a Heart for the Community </li></ul><ul><li>Find things to enhance the working environment </li></ul>
  16. 16. www.poweredtemplates.com Content by: Gerald Points Thank You!

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