Administrative Portfolio

Supervisor of Instruction

Learning and innovation go hand in hand.  The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. – William Pollard

I will support students, teachers, and administration to ensure that students can successfully contribute to an ever-changing world by:

  • Researching and executing relevant and innovative professional learning that will enable teachers to reach an ever-changing student body.
  • Researching and executing individualized student programs that directly relate to 21st century skills.
  • Collaborating with community members to build relationships among schools and to foster student networks.
  • Remaining present and available to address faculty and staff needs.
  • Create a virtual, self-guided professional development website and/or Google Classroom that will allow teachers to take ownership of their learning.
  • Recruit innovative teachers in schools to contribute professional development needs, brainstorm creative ideas, pilot new programs, and become PD coaches.
  • Provide professional development support for teachers using an “I do, WE do, YOU do” model.
  • Develop a professional learning coaching/follow-up system to ensure teachers have the help they need to be successful in executing 21st Century teaching and learning strategies.
  • Encourage individualized learning through professional development focused on effective differentiation.
  • Using data to reflect on teaching rather than learning.  Moving from “They don’t get it!” to “How should I teach it?”.
  • Emphasize frequent and genuine writing in all content areas and electives.
  • Continual feedback paired with multiple opportunities to improve. 
  • Collaborate with schools to assemble student-based teaching and learning teams that will provide feedback about programs they would like to see implemented or enhanced.
  • Build relationships with community partners to facilitate work/college readiness program and certifications.
  • Encourage students to have an active role in their education by creating individualized learning plans.

I will support students, teachers, and administration to ensure that students can successfully contribute to an ever-changing world by:

  • Planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring a district-wide, birth-grade 12 literacy program.
  • Intervening early and often to provide teachers with high quality instructional feedback and support.
  • Researching and executing relevant and innovative professional learning that will enable teachers to reach an ever-changing student body.
  • Facilitating instructional technology integration for greater student achievement and growth.
  • Remaining present and available to all faculty and staff through instructional coaching and support.
A selection of readings that have been useful in developing an Administrative mindset and solidifying big ideas.

Arens, S. A., & Lewis, D. (2017). ESSA offers opportunity to use data to benefit all students. Changing Schools, 77(Spring 2017), 7-9.

Clark, T., & Miller, K. (2017). Stakeholder surveys guide educator improvement in districts across Kansas. Changing Schools, 77(Spring 2017), 4-6.

Cuorus, G. (2018, September 25). “Success is a catalyst for failure.” Retrieved November 18, 2018, from https://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/8547

Godin, S. (2008). Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. London, UK: Penguin Group.

Goodwin, B. (2017). To use data effectively, start with MINDSETS. Changing Schools: Measuring What Matters, 77 Spring, 18-19. Retrieved November 07, 2018.

Lunenburg, F. C., Ornstein, A. C. (2012). Educational administration: Concepts and practices (6th Ed.). Belmont: Thomson & Wadsworth.

Reeves, D. B. (2000). The 90/90/90 Schools: A Case Study. In Accountability in Action: A Blueprint for Learning Organizations(pp. 185-208). Englewood, CO: Advanced Learning Press.

Rouleau, K., & Scott, B. (2016). Professional learning from the inside out: Putting teacher curiosity first. Changing Schools: Turning Improvement Inside Out, 75 Spring, 6-9. Retrieved November 7, 2018

Watters, A. (2011, July 25). How data and analytics can improve education. O’Reilly: On Our Radar. Retrieved October 31, 2018, from https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/education-data-analytics-learning

Van Barneveld, C. (2008). Using data to improve student achievement. What Works: Research Into Practice,  15. Retrieved from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/using_data.pdf

to be continued…