Shared leadership at the school with a fully representative team establishes a collaborative process. All staff members give input into the school improvement process and develop short- and long-term goals that are measurable. Staff brainstorms professional development needs and plans, identifies required resources to effectively execute the action plans, and identifies structural and cultural “road-blocks” to the action plan.
At Notre Dame Middle School, the leadership team focuses on the needs of English Language Learner students. Professional development is used to understand data and revise curriculum based on the data. The leadership team collaborates to make changes in the curriculum to meet the students’ needs.