Instructional Leadership Week
Instructional Leadership Week 2011, the annual event where approximately 100 teachers and administrators gather for school and district planning, was held on July 18-21 in the EFA Community Room.
To see the week's agenda, click here.
Karen Young was this year's keynote speaker. Young is the President of A+ Educators. She was raised in a small town in northern Arizona where she graduated from high school at the top of her class (of four). In 1980, she met entrepreneur Gail Richardson, Founder of La Petite Academy and Prescription Learning, and he convinced her to move to Phoenix. She has enjoyed engaging professional pursuits and extremely hot summers ever since.
Her professional highlights include tenure as Senior Vice President of Educational Management Group, the largest provider of educational services via digital satellite in the country (Heller Report, 1996), President of the National School Conference Institute (NSCI), President/Founder of Learning 24/7 and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. A student of Effective Schools research, Karen knows every child can learn at high levels, and she personally taught a student with Down Syndrome who graduated as valedictorian of his senior class. Karen is currently focused on instructional technology integration and corresponding learner engagement. www.4aplus.com
Judy F. Carr and Douglas E. Harris, co-directors of the Center for Curriculum Renewal, conducted much of the workshop training.
- To view the Superintendent's Race to the Top funding presentation, click here.
- To view the SMART Goals presentation, click here.
Instructional Leadership Planning Committee
- Joseph Hochreiter, Superintendent
Hillary Austin, Director of Administration
Bob Bailey, Principal, Hendy Elementary School
Rhonda Baran, Principal, Pine City Elementary School
Pam Davis-Webb, Principal, Diven Elementary School
Michael Lanning, Principal, Beecher Elementary School
Dr. Christine Mecke, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Brian LeBaron, Principal, Broadway Middle School
Dr. Sandra J. Mattison, Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Tom OHara, Supervisor of Instructional Technology
Carrie Rollins, Principal, Riverside Elementary School
Holly Strickland, Assistant Principal, Ernie Davis Middle School
John Wood, Principal, Elmira Free Academy