Case study: instructional leadership team
For this assignment, take on the role of the newly hired principal of a K-6 grade school with 1,100 students and 90 staff members. Your school received a “C” rating the previous year. Review the “State Assessment Data Table,” representing the date for the state assessment administered to first through sixth grade students.
You have one assistant principal already on staff, and the opportunity to fill three teacher leader positions as instructional coaches to collaborate with the teaching staff. Your goal is to develop a strategic plan with the assistance of this four-person instructional leadership team for your school to increase the growth percentile scores from the “State Assessment Data Table.”
In 1,000-1,500 words, create a strategic plan for the instructional leadership team with the following sections:
- Instructional Goals: Evaluate the “State Assessment Data Table” and identify one instructional goal per content area. The goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound). The content areas include math, reading, writing, and science.
- Qualities of the Instructional Leadership Team: Using the instructional goals you identified above, discuss the qualities, knowledge, experience, and skills needed for the teacher leader members of the instructional leadership team. Who would be your ideal candidate for each of the three positions? What qualifications would you seek for each position?
- Interviewing Potential Instructional Leadership Team Candidates: How would you share the information about the three positions being offered to your faculty? Discuss your process for posting the positions, as well as how you plan to select the candidates. Will there be a team to help select the individuals? Why would you want key stakeholders involved in the decision-making process?
- Measuring Effectiveness: How will you, as the school leader, support your teacher leaders in meeting these instructional goals? How will you monitor and meet with these teacher leaders to check on progress? How will you monitor the progress of these new roles to demonstrate if they have been effective or not?
Support your plan with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Share your plan with your principal mentor and make revisions based on his or her feedback before submitting your final product.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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