Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of school districts, both privileged and impoverished. I have worked with a variety of principals, both new and veteran. What I have learned from these diverse experiences is that there is one constant that is critical to success. In order to improve the lives of young students (especially economically disadvantaged students) an investment must be made in people, not programs. There is no magic school improvement silver bullet, but there are effective processes that when led by skilled leaders and teacher teams can seem like magic.
I spent 25 years as a central office administrator in K-12 schools i have held positions as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, coordinator of staff development and director of elementary education.
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