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Chapter Six: Providing Responsive Developmental Supervision
At the close of Chapter 4, Hiring the Very Best, we raised a question regarding supervision. We asked the reader to consider how a school leader could be a cheerleader leading a faculty in a relentless pursuit of excellence and still be prepared to intervene with a problematic staff member. Furthermore, how does a leader conduct difficult supervision while behaving consistently with a district philosophy premised on the inherent value of every employee and their potential for making a unique contribution to the school community?
These issues force us to confront what, on the surface, may appear to be a choice between two evils. If a school leader's goal is to encourage a relentless pursuit of excellence, then substandard ...