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Support File for ISLLC Standard 1

A school administrator promotes the success of all students by facilitating the


development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning
that is shared and supported by the school community.
Personal Statement: Work to ensure that staff understand, share, and
collaborate as a team to develop a common vision of learning to ensure the
academic and behavioral success of all students.
Standard
Function

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Reflection

1.1, 1.2,
1.3, 1.4

Failure is
Not an
Option
Paper
(FNO)
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Allowed me to apply what I learned about the 6 principles


that advance student achievement in highly effective
schools in order to take a deeper look into my current
school. This process gave me the opportunity to evaluate
our Title I program and School Improvement Plan
through each of Blanksteins 6 principles, looking to
ensure success for all of our students.
This paper allowed me the opportunity to look deeper into
PLC teams at my school and district using Bolman and
Deals Four Frames. This included an in-depth look into
the structural, human resource, political, and symbolic
frames and how they impact our PLC teams. Learning
how to use these frames will give me the knowledge I
need to make educated decisions with an emphasis on
what is best for all stakeholders involved.
Reading The Advantage, responding to it through the
Moodle Post, and reading through the posts of my peers
allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the roles
and responsibilities of a leader and how important it is to
align all stakeholders with the vision of learning and
success for all. The choices a leader makes have a crucial
impact on the overall vision for the entire organization.
Looking at the standards for teacher leaders is imperative
to consider when working to distribute leadership among
teacher leaders. We must first understand the teacher
leader standards and then work to incorporate distributed
leadership to move our schools forward with regard to
vision and success for all. Responding on Moodle and
reading through the responses of my peers enabled me to

1.1, 1.2,
1.3, 1.4

1.1, 1.2,
1.3, 1.4

1.1, 1.3,
1.4

Four
Frames
Paper
Artifact

The
Advantage
(Moodle
Post)
Teacher
Leader
Model
Standards
(Moodle
Post)

Source
(Course)
EA 740:
School as a
Formal
Organization

EA 740:
School as a
Formal
Organization
EA 754:
Human
Resource
Management
&
Supervision
EA 754:
Human
Resource
Management
&
Supervision

1.2, 1.3

1.1, 1.2,
1.3

1.1, 1.2,
1.3, 1.4

gain a deeper understanding of how these standards can


work together in conjunction with the overall vision and
direction of the school.
Run building Data Day meetings to review current
Plan of
reading data (building and classroom level), set goals for
Work/ Field
achievement, facilitate discussions on activities and
Experience
strategies, ensure all students requiring additional support
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are identified and receiving support, determine whats
working and what needs revision or improvement.
Serve as a member of the building leadership team, child
Plan of Work
study team, and professional learning community teams
/ Field
working to further develop structure and goals for these
Experience
teams while promoting the vision for learning and success
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of all students.
Plan of Work Serve as School Improvement Chair working to develop,
/ Field
implement, and evaluate our School Improvement Plan.
Experience Work with each goal area team to ensure plans are
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successful, making revisions when necessary.

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience
EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

Support File for ISLLC Standard 2


A school administrator promotes the success of all students by
advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional
program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Personal Statement: Work to support and build the culture within the school
in order to increase collaboration to ensure success for all students and staff.
Standard
Function

2.2, 2.3

2.1, 2.2,

Artifact

Curriculum
Director
Interview
Artifact

Professional

Reflection
The Curriculum Director interview allowed me to
see the connection between central office, the
schools, the teachers, and finally the students
looking at the bigger picture with regard to
curriculum. The processes involved and how all the
pieces must work together to ensure the right
curriculum is purchased and delivered with fidelity
to our students to promote high student
achievement.
Working to learn how to develop and provide high

Source
(Course)

EA 746:
Curriculum
and Staff
Development

EA 746:

2.4

2.1, 2.2

2.1, 2.3

2.3

2.1, 2.3

2.1, 2.3

quality professional development for staff on best


practices is a key outcome of this activity. This
activity was essential to understanding the
Learning Plan
importance of designing effective professional
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development we can only work to ensure student
success if we first aim to ensure teacher success
high quality, relevant, and effective professional
learning is key to success for all!
The curriculum audit helped me to gain experience
Curriculum evaluating curriculum, goals, strategies and
activities. This will aid me in the future as I work to
Audit
evaluate other key educational programs. After
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evaluating curriculum the next step will be to revise
and refine any weak areas that arise to ensure
success for all.
Watching the video The Art of Possibility and
responding in this Moodle Post gave me the chance
The Art of
to take a deeper look at myself and the type of
Possibility
educator, leader, and person I aim to be. This was a
(Moodle
very powerful way to reflect on who you are in all
Post)
areas!

Interview
Questions
Artifact

Staff
Induction
Plan

Crucial
Conversations

Taking time to develop thoughtful interview


questions aimed at finding the best possible
candidate is an important administrative
responsibility and one that gave me a chance to
think about what is most important when
interviewing potential staff. This is a key
component when managing a school building.
Creating a staff induction plan for new teachers was
a great way to look at what kinds of professional
learning a new teacher would need in order to find
success. Providing appropriate support for new
teachers is critical for their own personal learning.
When they are supported and given the tools and
opportunities to grow and learn they will naturally
take that learning and transfer it to their teaching
and the ultimate success of their students.
Conversations are a crucial part of the overall health
and well-being of any school culture, some can be

Curriculum
and Staff
Development

EA 746:
Curriculum
and Staff
Development

EA 754:
Human
Resource
Management
& Supervision
EA 754:
Human
Resource
Management
& Supervision

EA 754:
Human
Resource
Management
& Supervision
EA 754:
Human

2.1, 2.2,
2.3

(Moodle Post)

easy but many are not. Reading Crucial


Conversations, responding to Moodle, and reading
through the posts of my cohort members allowed
me to gain a deeper understanding of how to have
those types of conversations in the hopes of
improving school culture and ultimately student and
staff learning.

Plan of Work /
Field
Experience
Log

Coach teachers in the area of language arts,


going into classrooms to model lessons, team
teach content, and/or observe to provide
feedback with the goal of improvement.

Resource
Management
& Supervision

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

Support File for ISLLC Standard 3


A school administrator promotes the success of all students by ensuring
management of the organization, operations, and resources of a safe,
efficient, and effective learning environment.
Personal Statement: Gain a deeper understanding of the management
responsibilities of the building principal, working to effectively balance the
management of the school with the safety and success of all staff and students.
Standard Artifact
Function
Issue
Analysis &
3.1, 3.4,
Management
3.5
Plan
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3.1,3.2

3.1, 3.2,
3.3, 3.5

Reflection
This assignment gave me the opportunity to dig
deeply into the PLC process in our building and
brainstorm ways to improve the structure to ensure
student and staff success. I determined a need in our
building and developed a plan for improvement.

Taking time to develop thoughtful interview


questions aimed at finding the best possible
Interview
candidate is an important administrative
Questions
responsibility and one that gave me a chance to think
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about what is most important when interviewing
potential staff. This is a key component when
managing a school building.
Wellness Plan Thinking deeply about my own stress level and how
it impacts my well-being, both personally and
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professionally, has helped me to see how that stress
directly reflects on the success of the staff and
students I work with every day. Developing a plan

Source
(Course)
EA 748:
School
Community
Development
EA 754:
Human
Resource
Management
& Supervision
EA 754:
Human
Resource
Management

3.1, 3.2

3.1, 3.3

3.1, 3.2,
3.3

3.2, 3.3

School
Funding
Study
Artifact

for my own stress will help me to ensure success for


my students as I will improve my craft when I better
understand and can deal with the stresses that come
my way.
In order to complete the school funding study I
needed to have a deeper understanding of the
financial health and well-being of the school district
where I work. After interviews with Eric Lieske,
Superintendent of Davison Community Schools, and
Leslie Young, Director of Business Finance for
Davison Community Schools I have a deeper
appreciation for the huge impact school funding has
on the ability a school district has to educate their
students.

Plan of Work /
Field
Experience
Log

Serving as Head Teacher and performing


administrative duties when the principal was not in
the building gave me first-hand experience in the
roles and duties of a building administrator.
Observe my principal on a daily basis as she deals
Plan of Work /
with the management of the school, including both
Field
the organization and operation of the building to
Experience
ensure a safe, efficient, and effective learning
Log
environment.
Plan of Work / Work with my principal to understand school
Field
budgets and how to effectively manage the resources
Experience
available for the success of all staff and students.
Log

& Supervision

EA 741:
School
Business
Management

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience
EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience
EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

Support File for ISLLC Standard 4


A school administrator promotes the success of all students by
collaborating with families and community members, responding to
diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community
resources.
Personal Statement: Increase my opportunities to collaborate with all
stakeholder groups in an effort to ensure success for all students, staff,
parents, and community members.

Standard
Function
4.1,4.3,
4.4

Artifact
Failure is Not
an Option
Paper (FNO)
Artifact

4.1, 4.3,
4.5

Marketing
Presentations

4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 4.4,
4.5

Article
Review
Presentations
Artifact

4.3

Plan of Work /
Field
Experience
Log

4.1, 4.2,
4.3

Plan of Work /
Field
Experience
Log

4.1, 4.3,
4.4

Plan of Work /
Field
Experience
Log

4.3, 4.4

Plan of Work /
Field

Reflection
This process gave me the opportunity to evaluate our
Title I program and School Improvement Plan
through each of Blanksteins 6 principles, looking to
ensure success for all of our students through all
avenues including working alongside families and
community members.
Sharing methods for marketing districts gave us the
opportunity to learn how to truly market a district to
all stakeholders in an effort to shine a spotlight on all
of the points of pride of our district thereby working
to entice more families to enroll their children in our
school district.
Listening to teams present reviews of articles on
topics such as marketing, branding, financial issues,
school safety, crisis management, dealing with
media, and curriculum helped me to understand the
variety of ways that schools must interact with all
stakeholders and how they must be very careful to
respond to all situations.
Serve as Summer Reading Challenge coordinator for
all Davison elementary schools I was able to work
directly with staff, students, parents, and community
members to promote and encourage summer reading
for all elementary age students, thereby decreasing
the likelihood of summer learning loss.
Serve as Family Reading Night project coordinator
working with staff and stakeholder groups to
develop a successful parent involvement event
providing parents and students with a fun,
educational event aimed at strengthening the
connection between home and school.
Survey parents on satisfaction of Title I programs
and hold Title I parent meetings to share survey
results and educate parents on current Title I
programs. Look for suggestions and feedback from
stakeholders to improve Title I program.
In an effort to increase parent involvement, as
outlined in our School Improvement Parent

Source
(Course)
EA 740:
School as a
Formal
Organization
EA 748:
School
Community
Development

EA 748:
School
Community
Development

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience
EA 701/702:
Internship

4.1, 4.3,
4.4

Involvement Plan, I worked to create new


opportunities to educate parents on how they can
partner with the school and ultimately help their
Experience
child be successful in school and life.
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Events/Programs included = Family Reading Night
and Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students
Volunteer Program)
Attending a community forum led by the district
Plan of Work / superintendent regarding a move to balanced
Field
calendar for the entire district was a great way to see
Experience
how the leader of the district works to communicate
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and get feedback, suggestions, and possible buy-in
from parents and the community as a whole.

Experience

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

Support File for ISLLC Standard 5


A school administrator promotes the success of all students by acting
with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Personal Statement: Deepen my knowledge of the many roles of the school
leader, looking specifically at the impact that ethical decision making can have
on the success of all students.
Standard
Function

5.1, 5.2

5.1, 5.2

Artifact
Ethical
Beliefs
Statement
Philosophy

Reflection
This assignment allowed me the opportunity to deeply
reflect on who I am as an educator and a person. What
kind of a leader am I and what kind of a leader do I want
to be? These are essential questions to answer when
looking to act with integrity, fairness, and the highest
ethical standards possible.
This assignment asked me to take a closer look at what I

Source
(Course)
EA 740:
School as a
Formal
Organization
EA 746:

5.1, 5.2,
5.3, 5.4,
5.5
5.1, 5.2,
5.3, 5.4,
5.5

believe with regard to teaching, learning, and leadership.


of Teaching It was an essential task to understand who I am as a
& Learning leader and what I truly believe to be true. Understanding
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what I believe and why is paramount to acting with
integrity, fairness, and ethics.
Taking a deeper look into New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S.
EA 742
325 (1985) through a case brief format allowed me to
Case Brief understand the ethical decisions that administrators must
make and how those decisions can affect education today.
Taking a deeper look into Vernonia School District v.
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Acton, 515 U.S. 646 (1995) case gave me the opportunity
Final
to look into the ethical choices and ramifications of
Exam
taking a stance on drug activity in a local school district.
Artifact

5.1, 5.2,
5.3, 5.4,
5.5

Plan of
Work /
Field
Experience
Log

5.1, 5.2,
5.3, 5.4,
5.5

Plan of
Work /
Field
Experience
Log

Taking time to observe my principal dealing with ethical


issues such as: discipline issues, delicate personnel
issues, evaluation issues, and parent issues has been a
wonderful experience. Taking time to discuss how to
handle these situations in an ethical manner were
imperative to my growth and development.
Serving as Head Teacher and performing administrative
duties when the principal was not in the building gave me
first-hand experience in the roles and duties of a building
administrator.

Curriculum
and Staff
Developmen
t
EA 742:
Educational
Law
EA 742:
Educational

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

Support File for ISLLC Standard 6


A school administrator promotes the success of all students by understanding,
responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and
cultural context.
Personal Statement: Understanding and deepening my knowledge of the
political ramifications of educational decision making will enable me to make
more informed decisions in order to promote success for all students.
Standard
Artifact
Reflection
Function
6.1, 6.2, Moodle Post- This post gave me the opportunity to reflect on the
6.3
Provocations issue of politics in education including: conflict in
organizations, the positive role of politics in

Source
(Course)
EA 740:
School as a

for Ch. 9, 10, education, and how bottom-up and top-down


political action affect education today.
11

6.1, 6.2,
6.3

6.1, 6.2,
6.3

6.1, 6.2,
6.3

6.1, 6.2,
6.3

6.2, 6.3

6.2, 6.3

This paper allowed me the opportunity to look


deeper into PLC teams at my school and district
using Bolman and Deals Four Frames. This included
Four Frames an in-depth look into the structural, human resource,
political, and symbolic frames and how they impact
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our PLC teams. Learning how to use these frames
Artifact
will give me the knowledge I need to make educated
decisions with an emphasis on what is best for all
stakeholders involved.
This post allowed me to interact with my peers and
Moodle Post- our professor on the connection between curriculum
Curriculum and the constructs of the political and cultural sides
of education. We also explored the autonomy and
in a
Democracy accountability piece with regard to curriculum,
teachers, and the district as a whole.
Taking a deeper look into Pierce v. Society of Sisters,
268 U.S. 510 (1925) through a case brief format
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allowed me to understand the political ramifications
Brief
of court decisions and how they affect parent choice
with regard to a childs education and the educational
process.
Taking a deeper look into Vernonia School District v.
Acton, 515 U.S. 646 (1995) case gave me the
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opportunity to look into the political and public
Exam
consequences of taking a stance on drug activity in a
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local school district.

Proposal A,
Buyouts,
Fund Equity
(Moodle
Post)
Bargaining
Discussion
(Moodle
Post)

Learning about Proposal A, Buyouts, and Fund


Equity from a budget standpoint was very eye
opening. It is critical that a building administrator
understand these key pieces to the budget puzzle.
Responding on this Moodle Post and reading through
the responses of my peers was crucial to my growth
as a professional.
Understanding the bargaining process and how all
aspects of political, social, economic, legal, and
cultural contexts play a part in the process is critical
for any new administrator to understand. This

Formal
Organization

EA 740:
School as a
Formal
Organization

EA 746:
Curriculum
and Staff
Development

EA 742:
Educational
Law

EA 742:
Educational
Law

EA 741:
School
Business
Management
EA 741:
School
Business
Management

Moodle Post gave me the opportunity to gain a


deeper understanding of the bargaining process
works in relation to all contexts listed above.

6.2. 6.3

6.1, 6.2,
6.3

6.2. 6.3

The School Funding Study was an in-depth look at


the impact school funding has had on my current
district. It gave me the opportunity to look deeply
into school funding to gain a deeper understanding of
School
the role it has played in decisions made by my
Funding
district. Through this paper I had the chance to look
Study
into many sides of education through the lens of
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funding. This knowledge is imperative for any
administrator as we all know that what we can do for
our staff and students is ultimately tied to the funding
we receive.
Having the opportunity to create our own district
budget gave us the chance to gain a deeper
understanding of all of the components of a school
Simulated
budget. Working at a building level we dont always
have the chance to see all the different parts of a
Budget
school operation. Understanding these parts will
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ultimately give us the knowledge to work within the
parameters of a school budget to ensure money is
spent wisely to ensure success for all.
Attending district board meetings to observe how
central level, building level, and board level
Plan of Work /
members work together to solve problems and
Field
communicate district happenings in a format open to
Experience
all stakeholders was an experience that taught me
Log
how all levels of school systems work to attain a
goal.

EA 741:
School
Business
Management

EA 741:
School
Business
Management

Support File for ISLLC Standard 7


A school administrator understands and comprehensively applies
technology to advance student achievement.

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

Personal Statement: Increase my understanding and ability to utilize


technology to improve both staff and student achievement.
Standard
Function

2.4,3.5,
4.5

3.5

2.4

2.4, 3.5,
4.5

2.4

1.5, 2.4,
3.5, 4.5

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Reflection

Source
(Course)

Tech Tool
Presentations

All the tech tool presentations gave me the chance to


see many new and exciting tech tools that I could
use to further my understanding and ability to use
technology to improve both staff and student
achievement. Having the opportunity to share a tech
tool, Animoto, enabled us to show the true power of
technology.

EA 740:
School as a
Formal
Organization

Presentation by Nic Bongers and Shaun Moore to


educate the class on various methods and
Digital
technological tools available to stay organized in
Organization todays fast paced world. This presentation had
implications that would aid any leader in staying
organized.
Learning how to use Moodle has been a positive
experience. The amount of knowledge I gained from
Moodle Posts posting my thoughts and reading the thoughts of my
cohort members was a wonderful way to use this
technological tool to further my learning and growth.
Working to introduce new technology to staff in an
Plan of Work /
effort to advance student achievement,
Field
communication with stakeholders, and staff
Experience
development is an essential role of an effective
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administrator.
Working to utilize Power Point to share chapter
Power Point presentations with my cohort group has been a great
Presentations way to utilize technology to share ideas and
knowledge.
Creating a Weebly Website for my electronic
Weebly
portfolio gave me the opportunity to learn how to
Website
use this type of technology. This will allow me to
Artifact:
take this knowledge and use this type of technology
Weebly
with staff as a way to communicate with
Website
stakeholders.

EA 754:
Human
Resource
Management
&
Supervision

All Courses

EA 701/702:
Internship
Experience

All Courses

EA 743:
Professional
Seminar

Support File for ISLLC Standard 8


A school administrator synthesizes and applies knowledge and best
practices and develops skills through substantial sustained, standardsbased work in real settings to advance student achievement.
Personal Statement: Ensure I stay current with best practices and the ability
to evaluate program effectiveness to ensure student and staff success.
Standard
Function

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

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Reflection

This paper allowed me the opportunity to look


deeper into PLC teams at my school and district
using Bolman and Deals Four Frames. This
Four Frames
included an in-depth look into the structural, human
Paper
resource, political, and symbolic frames and how
Artifact
they impact our PLC teams. Learning how to
evaluate programs will help me to make educated
decisions with an emphasis on what is best for all.
This process gave me the opportunity to evaluate our
Failure is Not Title I program and School Improvement Plan
an Option
through each of Blanksteins 6 principles, looking to
Paper (FNO) understand current practices and looking to revise
and renew the programs we have in place, if needed,
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in order to ensure success for all students.
Understanding the importance of program
Textbook
assessment is critical to improving student
Discussions achievement. Learning how to assess programs and
make changes when necessary is imperative.
and
Presentations Textbook used = Evaluating Programs to Increase
Student Achievement by Martin H. Jason
Taking time to analyze an issue and determine the
Issue
effectiveness of a program or strategy are imperative
Analysis and
to making positive change. This assignment allowed
Management
me the opportunity to take a deeper look at an issue
Plan
in my school district while coming up with a plan to
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manage and improve the issue.
Understanding how to analyze data is imperative
Textbook
Discussions when youre looking to ensure programs are in place
to ensure student success. Textbook used =
and

Source
(Course)
EA 740:
School as a
Formal
Organization

EA 740:
School as a
Formal
Organization

EA 747:
Program
Assessment

EA 748:
School &
Community
Development
EA 749:
Testing
Measurement

Educational Assessment: Tests and Measurements in

Presentations the Age of Accountability by R.J. Wright

NA

Action
Research
Project
Artifact

Working together with my team to research the


effectiveness of the Reading Recovery Program at
Reid Elementary helped me to see how important
program evaluation really is. Taking the knowledge
gained from the experience I will be ready to
evaluation further programs in order to ensure that
best practices and programs are in place.

, and Data
Analysis
EA 750/751:
Action
Research I &
II