The school board president of this small rural district reached out to Ed Direction on a referral from a fellow board member in a neighboring district. The school district had recently set several ambitious five year goals. The school board and senior district leadership were confident that the goals were the right goals for the children in the district, but less sure about how to actually achieve the goals.
Ed Direction helped the school district define a two year action plan to get each school on track for the full set of ambitious five year goals. Ed Direction provided professional development, direct leadership coaching, site visits and appraisals, and ongoing project management and progress monitoring. Previously receiving “C” grades from the state, after two years with Ed Direction, the district was given only one of 9 “A” grades in the state. What’s more, each school in the district was given an “on track” rating by the school board, meaning every school had performance growth that, if continued, would lead to achievement of the ambitious goals.