Turnaround Principals Program Ends on a High Note

CAS and LEAD Connecticut have just concluded their joint Turnaround Principals Program for the 2016-17 school year. Select principals from Alliance Districts participated in this year-long initiative along with their assigned CAS coaches who provided on-site guidance and support.  Throughout the year, these “revolutionaries” worked on developing the LEAD Leadership Competencies and focused on implementing district goals through careful planning, self-reflection and ACTION.  May 18th was their end-of-the-year celebration.  Coaches were present and district central office personnel were invited. Discussion topics included student academic success, rigorous instruction, the growth mindset, equity, improved school climate, restorative practices, attendance, and high functioning data teams. Principals met in small groups and had the opportunity to share highlights of their accomplishments throughout the year.   It was a celebratory day; and, the facilitators and coaches felt a sense of great pride in sending off these principals to continued success in making a significant positive difference in the lives of students, families and teachers.  

By Marie Glowski, CAS Director of Executive Coaching