Jon Saphier and Pia Durkin, former Superintendent of New Bedford and Attleboro School Districts will present a session entitled: Bridging High-Expertise Teaching and High-Impact Leadership: Developing and Supervising the Principal’s Work with Teachers
This presentation will focus on the supervision and development from the central office of principals' instructional leadership skills. These are the skills and practices that develop high leverage teaching practices across the school. Proven practical strategies and tools will be shared to assess and grow the principals’ skill set and emotional courage to push past mediocre school performance, lead with a sense of purpose and urgency, and help those they lead become better at what they do. Given the need for the “right” leaders to do the “right” work, improving the leadership of principals becomes a major focus of the work of the superintendent and central office leaders.