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Dr. Maloney Hunter
Practice: My practice is to be able to provide strong moral leadership concerning issues of inclusion, diversity and the celebration of success. Structurally, provide opportunities for teachers to work together, and problem solve. Being able to muster support within the school and the community that enables me to move the school’s mission forward.
In addition, I will devote enormous resources to help develop the skills of the teachers and staff within the school. The goal is to set a clear sense of directives which has the greatest impact on teachers and students alike. To achieve this, I must have a shared vision of the school’s goal and mission. In this role, it is imperative that my practice ensures that teacher development and their needs are monitored daily. The practice should be that classroom expectations are clear, learning goals are understood, quality of instruction is monitored and data is being used to make instructional decisions.
Impact: Data analysis and the role of a test coordinator is crucial for the evaluation of the schools’ growth, including the programs the school initiates. Furthermore, the analysis for all programs forms the foundation for continuous school improvement. As part of this continuous process, measurable goals must be set and then data collected to determine if the goals have been met. Otherwise, there is no way to know the extent of students’ achievement and what educational changes need to be enacted in order to improve that achievement. If goals for the students are not articulated, it is very difficult to determine if these goals are clearly met. Therefore, beyond the ability to successfully gather and analyze the data, I will use the data for setting directives. The data will help to maintain a constant focus on improving teaching, and learning.
Evidence: The evidence in this role is to be able to develop staff by providing guidance that improves teachers’ classroom practices. This will occur through individual support to strengthen the school’s culture and build collaborative practices. Examples include but are not limited to, clearly written lesson plans with extensive feedback, attention to rigorous instruction, as well as well taught and monitored lessons that cognitively engage students. Along with the parent coordinator, we will value input from community groups as stakeholders, involve community members in school policy decisions, and tailor programs to meet the needs of the community. Finally, I’ll focus and document evidence of efforts on mentoring, tutoring and recreational events that work to expand the student’s natural support systems.