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ERIC Number: EJ914949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Leadership Practices Accelerate into High Speed
Novak, Dori; Reilly, Marceta; Williams, Diana
Journal of Staff Development, v31 n3 p32-37 Jun 2010
In fall 2006, the deputy superintendent of Howard County Schools in Maryland asked a small leadership team to rethink leadership support for central office leaders and to come up with an aligned three-point plan that would meet their unique needs. The leadership support system needed to take into account: (1) Leadership standards and indicators of success that reflect the actual job of central office leaders; (2) A performance evaluation system that fosters continuous learning; and (3) Professional development opportunities that align with the standards. The district wanted leaders to be collaborative in working with staff and to empower staff to be self-directed and fully engaged in making significant changes. The specific leadership model that emerged in Howard County stressed the use of coach-like behaviors as a key component in accomplishing these objectives. This coaching model is described in this article. Lessons learned and future implications for a culture of coaching are also discussed. The authors believe that leadership coaching provides ongoing, just-in-time professional support for staff. It acknowledges people's strengths, encourages professional stretch, and supports all colleagues in achieving their goals for teaching and learning throughout their careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland