This summer I read Leading School Change by Todd Whitaker and was inspired by his clarity and candidness. High expectations have to begin with the adults on the campuses and in the district if we have any hope of achieving our vision with the children. If you found his information on knowing and dealing with the variety of teachers on a campus refreshingly honest, you will enjoy his book. He also shares a plan for how to make change happen once you realize who your key players are.
To everyone who worked so hard to provide such a high quality retreat for the district leaders this year, BRAVO! You met your goal. Now it is time for us to take action with the knowledge and use the passion for our students to improve the quality of our educational programs for all students.