Interview - Charlie Jett on Leadership
Charlie Jett is in his seventh year as Principal of Two Rivers-Dos Ríos Elementary School. During that time, he has greatly improved overall student daily attendance, implemented systems that improved student behavior and academic outcomes, and strived to create a school climate and environment where all students feel they belong. It is for just some of these accomplishments that Charlie received the A Champion in Education (ACE) award as Springfield Public Schools elementary school principal of the year his first year at Two Rivers - Dos Rios in 2017, and was recently awarded a National Distinguished Principal award as 2022 Oregon Elementary Principal of the Year by the Coalition for Oregon School Administrators. Above all, Charlie is a champion for student equity. He believes all students deserve to have access to the resources that will help them grow and achieve because all students can learn.
In this video, RBT Founder Jon Saphier interviews Principal Jett about his daily activities as an instructional leader and their potential for having a direct impact on improving teaching. Saphier and Jett walk through the impact a school leaders can have on the improvement of classroom teaching and learning by showing up in at least 12 different places - captured in Where to Show up and What to Do. Each is a lever of influence on teaching skill if the leader sets a tone for learning rather than for evaluation and oversight and acts skillfully when there.
In this series:
1. Full Interview: Charlie Jett Interview on Leadership
Charlie Jett, 2022 Oregon Principal of the Year, shares insights on the places an instructional leaders shows up to have a positive impact on the improvement of classroom teaching and learning.
2. Part 1.1 - Charlie Jett: Content or Grade Level Teams
Charlie Jett discusses how TRDR sets up teacher collaboration.
3. Part 1.2 - Charlie Jett: Faculty Meetings
Charlie Jett shares how he prepares for and runs faculty meetings.
4. Part 1.3 - Charlie Jett: Adult Professional Culture
Charlie Jett discusses how important it is to build trust through support, fostering leadership, and building on people's strengths.
5. Part 1.5 - Charlie Jett: More on Teams
Charlie Jett shares more about productive teams.
6. Part 1.6 - Charlie Jett: Instructional Leadership Teams
Charlie Jett explains how important it is to have regular Instructional Leadership Team meetings that maintain a connection to the school-wide goals.
7. Part 1.4 - Charlie Jett: Coaches and Specialists
Charlie Jett speaks about how important it is to have a coordinated approach to coaches across the district who provide non-evaluative feedback.
8. Part 1.7 - Charlie Jett: Planning and Goal Setting
Charlie Jett speaks about collaborating with teachers to set goals as well as how he implements his own goals.
9. Part 1.8 - Charlie Jett: Short Visits and CEIQ
Charlie Jett expands on how he provides targeted feedback to teachers.
10. Part 1.9 - Charlie Jett: Principal Prep & Student Behavior Management
Charlie Jett reflects on what is missing from principal prep programs.