- Subject index
We know that high quality professional learning can play a significant role in advancing student achievement. This book is aimed at school board members with a desire to deepen their understanding of professional learning as a means to improving their decision making and, ultimately, improving outcomes for educators and their students. Each chapter focuses on a critical decision point that boards frequently encounter. Through a combination of descriptive text, case vignettes, and activities, board members will cultivate a deeper understanding of each decision point, its connection to professional learning, and an enhanced capacity to confront problems.
Chapter 1: Hiring the Superintendent: Making the Right Choice
Hiring the Superintendent: Making the Right Choice
At the conclusion of the evening's study session, Dr. Francis—the superintendent of schools—reminds the board members to remain for the closed session. The session was posted on the meeting notice, so school board member Vaughn Hester has not given it much thought. She assumes that the superintendent will use the time to update the board on the two teacher-dismissal cases that have been in dispute.
Sharing Unexpected News
After the staff leaves, Superintendent Francis begins her remarks by once again thanking the school board for its tireless commitment to the community. She also indicates that the news she is about to share is going to require the board to work for many more ...