Weber, S. (2017, October 30). Instructional Leadership: Designing A Culture That Supports Student Understanding. Retrieved March 20, 2019.

Where are the instructional leaders? In schools across the world, we hire principals, assistant principals, academic interventionists, math coaches, literacy coaches, STEM coordinators, testing coordinators, behavior interventionists, technology integration specialists, and curriculum directors. It is easy for a building principal to focus on management, meetings, delegation, and teacher evaluation. Assistant principals can get lost in student discipline and testing windows that seem to get larger each time schools add a new benchmark or formative assessment. When you remove the titles, each person is hired to support teaching and learning, but schools often look like motion masquerading as progress.

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