The Educational Leadership Constituencies Council (ELCC) were developed to assist current and future school administrators meet the changing needs and demands of society and schooling.
SELECT EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES
ELCC Standard I: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a school or district vision of learning supported by the school community.
- Collaborated with grade level teams to create measurable student learning goals aligning expectations with necessary resources to increase student learning.
- Incorporated the use of achievement data in monthly meetings with department and grade level teams as a means of addressing achievement gaps thus improving student achievement.
- Collaborated with educators in the elementary through high school environments to create a systemic and systematic learning support delivery model.
- Developed and implemented strategic objectives to ensure articulation for students who receive educational services from elementary to high school.
- Facilitated the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan.
- Worked with teachers and administration to create a standard based report card for the middle school.
- Worked with departments to facilitate clear understanding of appropriate, measurable goals for student learning by aligning expectations and goals with standards while working with departments to develop plans for monitoring progress toward goals.
- Shared in the responsibility for ensuring the participation of all stakeholders in development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and Student Learning Objectives (SLO).
- Collaborated with departments in analyzing school test data for evidence of continuous progress while identifying priorities of student need and creating programs and/or opportunities for professional growth that will assist in improving instruction.
ELCC Standard II: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying best practice to student learning, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.
- Taught students strategies for exerting effective effort, e.g. time management, study skills, knowledge, and use of resources including teacher, family, and peers.
- Motivated and inspired students to have the willingness to learn, self-confidence, and/or perseverance.
- Planned instruction in specific thinking skills and learning experiences that require student use of those skills.
- Created, explained, and implemented learning support plans for students to include classroom and instructional accommodations.
- Implemented Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in a high school thus increasing the opportunity for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.
- Collaborated with department leaders in creating an atmosphere that encourages all students to excel by providing an environment in which students can display evidence of student achievement while embracing their diverse backgrounds.
- Collaborated with teachers in developing student learning objectives that impact the learning environment.
- Founded a mentoring program for minority males with male mentors in the community to provide support as they developed their academic, social, and emotional awareness while in high school.
- Presented a comprehensive and applicable lesson on differentiation of instruction with universal design for learning strategies for professional learning communities stateside and abroad.
- Observed, analyzed, and led reflective conversations with teachers through the PGS System to improve instructional practices.Defined an academic support program to address and support learning needs for middle school aged students who attend international schools.
- Defined an academic support program to address and support learning needs for middle school aged students who attend international schools.
- Supported teachers in implementing technology in their classroom that redefined the learning experience.
- Worked with departments to establish proficiency language and process standards for the school’s transition to standards based grading and reporting (SBG).
ELCC Standard III: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by managing the organization, operations, and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
- Created a classroom climate that promotes openness, mutual respect, support, and inquiry.
- Established and maintained a respectful, productive partnership with families in support of student learning and well-being.
- Incorporated technology applications to assist in managing school operations and streamline tasks by working with students, parents, and educators to enhance their understanding of the technology tools available.
- Created exceptional support and training systems, which maximized team effectiveness and allowed consistency and compliance in standardized testing.
- Implemented clear expectations and responsibilities tools for staff in responding to behavior management processes, school safety, attendance, student discipline matters, and student achievement that resulted in increased teaching and learning.
- Utilized clarity, humor, well-defined goals, and a positive work ethic to establish a collaborative and determined culture throughout the school to support employee engagement.
- Coordinated a process for school personnel to relay construction issues with construction site supervisors to facilitate an effective and efficient process in identifying and correcting structural needs.
- Motivated and developed team members and their expertise, resulting in resolution of issues and improvement in team cohesiveness and overall performance.
- Served as Supervisor of Onsite Emergency Response Team (OSET) providing detailed information to staff regarding emergency preparedness in case of emergency.
- Interviewed numerous individuals and involved in the hiring process for multiple positions represented at the school level for the purpose of building a team of the highest quality staff.
ELCC Standard IV: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and other community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
- Monitored the effective implementation of Individualized Education Plans and 504 plans.
- Utilized data from staff, student, and parent school surveys to celebrate successes and engage in collaborative problem solving with staff and stakeholders.
- Worked with administrative staff to present school’s new vision on increasing rigor and student achievement to parents and incoming 9th graders by providing three diploma options with support (Standard, Academy, and IB)
- Facilitated the use of valid data from staff, student, and parent school surveys such as environment, Baldrige, and others to celebrate successes and engage in problem solving with staff and stakeholders.
- Facilitated in the development of a tool that would allow for data analysis of student and staff engagement thus allowing educators the opportunity to reflect and adjust instruction.
- Supported teachers by providing post-visitations feedback, resources, materials, ideas, and hands-on support through team teaching and modeling for the purpose of improving instruction.
- Collaborated with Content Specialists and department members to design and implement a department-specific professional development program.
- Gathered data about student performance and other relevant information from a variety of sources to provide guidance in assignments.
- Analyzed data about student performance and other relevant information to provide guidance for student instruction.
ELCC Standard V: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairly, and in an ethical manner.
- Established community and business partnerships to create mentoring programs that support the School Improvement Plan (SIP) to address the achievement gap in minority male students.
- Routinely met with parents to hear concerns and create action plans with the student’s team of educators to address educational and/or behavioral needs.
- Worked with the counseling service department and school pupil personnel worker to support students whose needs are not being met in the home environment.
ELCC Standard VI: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
- Communicated school’s vision of increasing rigor and establishing life-long learners to cluster middle schools through articulation.
- Met with students, staff, and the school community to facilitate their understanding of MCPS policies, regulations, and procedures, as well as local, state, and federal mandates.
- Worked with stakeholders to develop appropriate strategies for implementing new initiatives.
- Articulated alignment of the school improvement planning process with the goals and initiatives of the MCPS strategic plan to all major stakeholders.
- Served as a member of the planning committee for middle school assistant principals and assistant school administrators PLC presenting targeted learning opportunities related to the school systems strategic framework resulting in constancy in message and training.