The Principal Dynamic @PrincipalDynami
Continuous Improvement Cycle/Model
Dynamic Principals must understand that the change they seek must be strategic and well tracked. A cycle of improvement must move from recognition of gap to the action plan to address the gap. A clearly articulated plan must be reviewed and tweaked as data is reviewed. I am so proud of the efforts of principals in using DataWise to support their continuous improvement. Kudos to Dunbar ES for a great review of their assessment and instructional strategy inventories! Emily Massey
The Principal Dynamic @PrincipalDynami
This quote by Paulo Coehlo is everything. We can not expect our teams to do as we say and not as WE DO. Our example will set us on a positive or negative trajectory. The power of your influence and example will help to set the course for many students, current and aspiring leaders, and teachers to have as our Dynamic Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carstarphen states, CHOICE-FILLED LIVES and opportunities. I challenge you to think deeply about the example you set daily. Have a great week! Dr. Emily Abrams Massey
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The Principal Dynamic @ThePrincipalDynami
As you begin your week, I ask that you remember to take a moment to reflect and visualize that which you plan to accomplish. As you think through, It is important to know that those we serve expect to see the modeling of active listening, a strategic planning approach, growth mindset, mentorship, authentic encouragement, modeling of great leadership, and leaders who exude JOY. It is through our leadership that the collective goals and dreams of our teams are accomplished and realized. Your leadership matters to the masses. -Lead Well! Have a great week.
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I had the awesome pleasure of participating in the AVLF (Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation) screening for the Class Divide. Our Superintendent Dr. Carstarphen gave the awesome charge for legislators, community developers, and schools to work together to provide our families with stable and affordable homes. Dr.C mentioned the impact on cluster schools as several principals had to LEAD through threat of apartment closings and family displacement as day one approached. As leaders, we must be compassionate and caring as students face challenges that impact their daily focus and academic progress. Often they deal with social issues way beyond their control or choice. Please share your thoughts below if you have experiences to share on how we can better support our students impacted by housing crises?
School leaders can find themselves responding daily to a plethora of requested tasks that may not align to the main goal of ensuring student learning and mastery. Although all issues and needs must be addressed in a timely manner, It is imperative as leaders to keep the main thing the main thing. When we ask leaders to put blinders on, it does not force blindness to the distractors but forces a concerted effort to move the eye from the designated target of student learning and mastery. We can still pivot when needed but our eye always reconnects with the goal. Comments welcome below.
As a principal, every morning I would carve out three minutes to speak into my students the greatness and potential I saw in them. A daily morning discussion ensued that centered on the laws of reciprocity and how all results evidenced in your life are directly related to your focus, strategy, commitment, and belief. As school leaders and principals with the DYNAMIC, we must give great to get great results and outcomes; the law of reciprocity. Comment below, share your best practice and/or give your thoughts...Thank You!
Dr. Emily Abrams Massey is a former Associate Superintendent in a metro-Atlanta school district, principal and leadership advocate, educational consultant and career educator.