Teach for America Principal Certification Program to be approved by Delaware State Board of Education!

State Board of Education – Regular Monthly Meeting 10/15/2015 – 1:00 PM

Cabinet Room Townsend Building

401 Federal Street Dover, DE

1. New Program for Approv ..

APPLICATION SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS FOR LEADERS IN EDUCATION 14 DE ADMIN. CODE 1595 SEPTEMBER 2015 SUBMITTED BY: JEREMY GRANT-SKINNER, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

SECTION 1: APPLICANT RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION Applicant Recruitment Our underlying framework in school leader recruitment is anchored largely in Teach For America’s recruitment model; similarly, our thoughts about what it takes to be successful as a leader are based in Teach For America’s Teaching As Leadership curriculum and approach. At the center of this framework is the core belief that effective educators are like effective leaders in any context: they set a big vision and related goals, then develop and utilize a set of knowledge, mindsets, and skills to help them realize both vision and goals. We believe that exceptional teachers, who have demonstrated effective leadership in that role, have the highest potential of all other potential recruits to become excellent school leaders. Therefore, we will focus our recruitment on current teachers.

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5 responses to “Teach for America Principal Certification Program to be approved by Delaware State Board of Education!

  1. Josiah Andrews

    Teach for America is a joke. The State of Delaware’s education system will be heading for disaster with these clowns.

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  2. Joanne Christian

    Huh? Meanwhile, the message sent is leapfrog leadership. How does an education trained educator, coming thru the ranks, and meeting the experience, skll set, degree credentials, and classroom service get trumped by an unemployed global studies major, chosen for TFA, created in a cocoon of whirlwind experience, conferred “principal eligibility” at the end of a contract?

    Oh please don’t let the plumbers hear about this. I’m kind of partial to board certified, urologists, and gastroenterologists.

    Oh, that focus on current teachers……yea….TFA teachers wanting more coin.

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    • Publius e decere

      Bitter a bit? No need to worry, teachers and urologists will continue to be certified by state boards. We’re talking about an administrative leadership program here. A different skill set than urologists practicing urology with their urological expertise, one patient at a time, without needing to be burdened by the overall effectiveness and viability of the hospital or the healthcare organization.. But there is a difference between the teacher and the urologist … if the urologist grossly fails to cure a curable patient, she absolutely loses patients, probably gets sued, and when such incompetence persists she loses her license to practice.

      Administrative leadership and staff professionals are two very different roles with different accountabilities. Both roles have a place. No need to disparage the one you can’t understand. And no need to make inapplicable comparisons.

      Publius

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  3. alsonewarkmom

    How is this different from the Delaware Academy for School Leadership. http://www.dasl.udel.edu/
    and the Principal Preparation Program. Except maybe that it isn’t padding anyone’s pockets!

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  4. Poor leadership, poor schools. Great leadership, great schools. It’s not complicated. There are no born leaders. They have experience in their field. There are no shortcuts to excellent leadership.

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