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ERIC Number: EJ1256697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
The Principal's Coach: Aligned, Coherent Support Builds Leadership Capacity in Los Angeles
Nava, Marco A.; Dávalos, Ileana M.; Crossin, Maura; Escobedo, Ana; Estrada, Delia; Lowe, Heather Lower; Ramos-Olona, April; Rodriguez, Jose; Sotomayor, Maria
Learning Professional, v41 n2 p43-46 Apr 2020
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) administrators at all levels, across different programs and departments, engage in coaching with a set of common goals and principles. The coaching is designed to not only help them grow professionally but also build their capacity to coach those they supervise, including teachers and staff. LAUSD's approach to coaching for leadership development can be summarized in four steps: (1) Help leaders align their own core values with the district's and school's vision; (2) Build coherence in coaching throughout the system; (3) Ground coaching in a districtwide framework; and (4) Build coaching capacity through responsive practice. With these four principles at the center, leadership coaching by professionals can be transformational. The data from LAUSD's program attest to the power of this work: 98% of survey respondents indicated that their coach provided effective support on their problem of practice research project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)