Improving Schools Requires District Vision, District And Principal Leadership, And Their Roles

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“School boards and Superintendents each have distinct roles, but they must be innovative and use common sense in all areas; however they must remember that it is all for the students.” This quote confirms that in order for students to compete they must be supported by a school district that is led by a Superintendent and School board that has the vision and know how to give students what they need to succeed. This is shown in a High School that Works report entitled Improving Schools Requires District Vision, District and State Support, and Principal Leadership. In a report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), they oversaw a study of 35 superintendents and school board leaders. The study found in order for a school district …show more content…
This is why my district has started a problem based learning curricular program around engineering and biomedicine. Moreover, with reference to my vision statement students within district are already starting to develop the communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative skills need to compete in the 21st century. This is shown in the data, according to the ESEA data 69.9% of students within the district score exemplary or met on science assessments; however when it comes to mathematics we are lagging behind by .5% when compared with other districts within the state. This is why according to the article, “Superintendents were dependent on principals and teachers to carry out vision statements, and were most successful when they elicited commitment from the staff; providing them with the resources, buffering staff from outside meddling, and engaging them in conversations about instruction (Lashway, L., …show more content…
This report highlights the importance of central-office executive staff, and particularly the Superintendent being a resource for support and allowing principals to be instructional leaders. The findings of this report encourages that it is the job of this level within the educational system is to spread around the proper resources needed to fulfill the ultimate vision of the schools they serve. According to the report, “new learning support partnerships between central office staff and school principals represent a promising direction for educational leadership.” This means that it is the job of central office staff to ensure that the resources needed to fulfill a vision rest on the Superintendent and the central office

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