Transforming middle school teaching and learning.
Effective and committed principal leadership is key to successful implementation of the RAISEup Texas model. Yet transformational leadership and managing significant change management efforts are skills rarely taught in traditional principal training programs. In order to help ensure the success of each expansion campus, a full year of personal coaching in leading change will be provided for principals from Raise Your Hand Texas, in conjunction with the International Center for Leadership in Education. This leadership experience, valued at $30K, can only be provided to principals vetted for their commitment to leading positive change. In addition, each participating principal will have direct access to nationally award-winning principals from the demonstration project, and will be able to participate in a Professional Learning Community of peer principals implementing RAISEup Texas in order to learn from each others’ experiences.