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Wednesday, January 23 • 8:15am - 9:45am
Principals as Partners, Coaches as Collaborators
This session will introduce you to a three pronged plan for building a collegial culture with the principal as a partner and the instructional coach as a collaborator. Participants will learn to conduct autopsies without blame, build a culture of discipline through school-wide PLCs, and reach consensus of non-negotiables of best practice. It will be shown how these processes increase teacher reflection and collaboration and student achievement and growth. This plan utilized an effective melding of research practices by Jim Collins, Richard DuFour and Robert Marzano as the foundation of focus on mathematics for the 2011-12 school year, resulting in nearly a 20% increase in proficiency on state assessment. Participants will learn how to analyze data, develop responsive action plans and refine strategies for engaging in difficult conversations to focus on what is best for students and improve the quality of instruction. Moving from Good to Great! Coached by authors Nina Morel & Carla Cushman

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Emily Stafford

Emily Stafford is a servant leader at heart. Over the last 13 years, she has served as a Title I teacher, a 5th grade teacher, TN Data Driven School Counselor of the Year, instructional coach and district instructional coordinator. This experience displays her passion of teaching... Read More →
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Cindy Swafford

Cindy Swafford is a coaching administrator. She has served education for 26 years as a teacher, athletic coach, administrator and mentor. She leads by example and solicits her team in collegial decision making processes.

Wednesday January 23, 2013 8:15am - 9:45am EST
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