As expectations and accountability for student learning and performance have risen over the last decade, a new educational role has evolved: the School Improvement Specialist (SIS). The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide is designed to support and guide school improvement practitioners in effectively facilitating school improvement while meeting the ten standards established by The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). This book helps new school improvement specialists: Hit the ground running; Improve the effectiveness, quality and efficiency of their work; Increase their confidence in their professional practice; Understand the steps and knowledge needed to become a certified school improvement specialist

Whether you are a consultant, administrator, coach or teacher leader, this book helps you improve organizational processes and staff performance at your school site, ultimately raising student achievement.

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Real World Challenge: Bailey's Story, Part 7

When Bailey Pittman checked her voicemail, she was pleased to hear the voice of Frank Perez. “I haven't heard from you in a while. You are so good at teaching and leading others; I know you are doing great work. Give me a call when you have time to catch up.”

When Bailey returned his call, she said, “It was so nice to hear your message. You always encourage me. You mentioned teaching others. Sometimes I wonder who is learning more—the people I am trying to help or me. When I was a principal, I knew my team and my school so well that much of what I did came naturally. I didn't have to think about ...

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