Series: Success at the Core: Leaderhip Teams and Quality Instruction

Leadership Teams Transform a School
Lesson Objective: Address a changing student demographic through leadership teams
All Grades / All Subjects / Teaming

Thought starters

  1. Why did the school's leadership team structure and focus need to change?
  2. What kinds of work do the leadership teams undertake?
  3. How are leadership teams evolving to support instructional improvement at the school?
I have just watched the first video in the series 'Leadership Teams Transform a School'. It's very interesting. I will complete the series shortly. It's all about teamwork. T-ogether E -veryone A -ccomplishes M-ore!! I will be encouraging my peers to get on board.
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I will definitely use this as the need for my first leadership meeting for the year! Excited!
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I have watched one video. As I attempted to watch another, I was asked to register. Is there a fee to register and/or to have access to other videos?
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Video: Leadership Teams Transform A School I was drawn to the title of this video from Burien, WA since I am presently supporting Foundations teams, PBIS Leadership teams in a dozen LKSD schools and 15 BSSD Schools. There were several points made that I think are worthy of comment including: 1. Breaking down the relationship between the administrative leadership and the teachers was key to success; 2. The principal taking a humble posture, learning along with and from her colleagues; 3. Looking at student work together, talking about it, planning and reflecting are key processes; 4. The principal recognizing the role teachers can play in determining courses of action to address the challenges they face; 5. Collaboration amongst professionals. I firmly believe from both my knowledge of the research and literature as well as my own personal experience that the MOST effective schools have a shared leadership model. Getting there is not an easy task I have observed.
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School Details

Sylvester Middle School
16222 Sylvester Rd Sw
Burien WA 98166
Population: 658

Data Provided By:



Vicki Fisher
Shawna Moore
Patty Chin
Dale Lautenschlager



All Grades / All Subjects / Tch Tools

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, All Subjects, Class Culture

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, ELA, Class Culture

Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Students / Class Culture