We had two engaging seminars in September! Class 24 started the TregoEd Decision Making strategic thinking process. So often in my career, I struggled to find a way to give all members a voice and to remove some of the emotion from the intense meetings. Educators are by nature VERY passionate! With the TregoED processes, we ”slow down to speed up.” Class 25 visited the Innovation Academy in Johnston County. There, we not only engaged in discourse about the restorative philosophy but also watched a student mock “circle process.” As we continue our PF leadership pathways, remember that Class 24 is working to fill the lead learner toolbox and Class 25 is focusing on Self. Thanks for working to become the types of leaders we need in our schools!
Dr. Eddie Price
October Enriching Activities
Class 24 is scheduled for a session on Formative and Summative Data as Related to the School Improvement Process” on October 17 at the Friday Institute for Educational innovation.
Class 25 is scheduled for a day of “Finding Trust.” As I mentioned in a recent email, we will meet October 19 at the NCSU Ropes Course – Schenck Forest. Unfortunately, they will not start later than 8:00. They have to cycle through several groups so I know it is an issue for those of you who are traveling. I do not think we will have an early start for other one-day seminars.
In a recent email I sent, I included a participation agreement form that must be completed for you to use the ropes course. Make sure to complete the form! Also found in the email, I included important instructions for the second part of our day – Leading at the Speed of Trust. You must follow those directions to create a personal profile. If you have not sent that survey to colleagues, DO SO NOW!
The Principal Fellows Website
The University System IT Department communicated with the NCSU Communications Department last week about the migration of the information on the website. Hopefully, we will have the website issues resolved very soon. Currently, the site is still on the server at the UNC System’s office, but we are running a live application process at this time. If you are aware of anyone considering the PFP, let him/her know that the application process is now available. If you do not know of anyone interested in the PFP – recruit someone!!
Principal Evaluation News
North Carolina’s Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) has formed the Principal Standards Committee to examine the current North Carolina Standards for School Executives to determine whether and how these standards may need to be updated to reflect a rapidly changing environment and new national school leader standards (i.e., the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 2015, PSEL). This committee is co-chaired by Dr. Shirley Prince, Executive Director of NCPAPA, and Principal Meaghan Loftus, Principal of Ashley Park PK-8 School in Charlotte and a PEPSC member. Representatives from higher education, school districts, Principal Fellows, and the Department of Public Instruction also comprise this committee.
I will be attending the committee meeting October 22, 2018 at the DPI State Board Room.
Principal Fellows In the News
PF Class 24 member, LaTonya Adams, wears a smile while serving bus duty! Although bus duty is often considered stressful and insignificant, it can be just the opposite. As LaTonya illustrates in the picture, a warm smile for arriving or departing students can make a huge impact on their attitudes and demeanor. Let’s make an effort to show people that we care!