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Principal Entry Plan

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Zurie Tafciu

on 23 April 2018

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Transcript of Principal Entry Plan

Entry Plan Goal #1
Foster and cultivate a positive, collaborative, and consistent school culture
Entry Plan Goal #2
Establish and build a culture for continuous improvement and adequate growth
Entry Plan Goal #3
Establish clear and effective communication and operational/managing systems
Goal #1
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best you can become.
- Harold Taylor
The purpose of this entry plan is to establish a set of objectives and activities that will guide me in transitioning to the new role as a principal in cultivating a positive and collaborative relationships with staff, parents and community members and providing the necessary tools for establishing a culture of continuous improvement and setting high expectations for all stakeholders.
These activities of this plan will enable me to better assist the principal in improving academic achievement of all students.
2. Staff Culture – foster a positive and welcoming environment for all staff members
Introductory and Welcome Back to School letter to staff
Staff Survey - gather thoughts, concerns, & ideas for climate improvement
Share survey results and collaborate with staff members in creating a strategic plan to improve staff culture
Plan individual, team leaders, and grade level meetings
Conduct regular walk-throughs with principal
Celebrate staff
Create a bulletin board featuring the Star Teacher of the Week and a Feature Teacher section during the live morning announcements
Positive notes to teachers and teachers notes to each other
Promote positive relationships
Utilize SRI (School Reform Initiative) protocols to promote team building
Goal #1
3. Family-Community Partnerships – build positive and constructive relationships with parents and community members
Introductory letter for parents and community in the school’s website
Back-to-School letter to send out to parents
Parent Survey - gather thoughts, concerns, and ideas for climate improvement
Meet with PTA and community members
Discuss survey findings and create a strategic plan to improve parent involvement
Plan for a successful Meet the Teacher Night
Home-school communication protocol and expectations
Methods of communication - Skyward access, emails, school website, twitter, teacher
and administrator blogs
Parent Invitation to school activities campus decision making process
Introduce Watch Dog program - get dads more involved in school
Attend PTA board meetings and evening events - communicate with parents
Incorporate Multicultural Night - celebrate all cultures.
Letters translated in all the languages spoken by the student body to promote diversity
Goal #1
1. Student Climate – create a positive and safe learning environment for all students
Greet students and be visible during drop off, classrooms, cafeteria, recess, and dismissal to build and model positive relationships
Incorporate PBSI (Positive Behavior Support Initiative) and CHAMPS (Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, Success)
Foster a safe and positive learning environment
PD session with teachers to discuss Morning Book
Integrate Morning Book daily to build trust and positive relationships with students
Celebrate student success
Create an All-Star Effort bulletin board featuring students’ accomplishments
Attend after school events
Ensure safety of students at all times

Entry Plan

Zurie Tafciu
Goal #2
1. Data Analysis – analyze multiple data resources with staff, allow staff to collaborate and utilize such data
to create CIP (Campus Improvement Plan)
Establish CIT (Campus Improvement Team) - teachers, paraprofessionals, community members, and parents
Student data - demographics, attendance, discipline, free and reduced lunch, special education, Title I, RtI, Bil, G/T and ELL
Create a plan to meet the needs of each of these special student population
Staff data: positions, areas of certification
STAAR data - Celebrate success and identify shortcomings
Utilize SRI (School Reform Initiative) protocols to discuss data
Include analysis data to CNA (Comprehensive Needs Assessment)
Share CNA (Comprehensive Needs Assessment)
Develop Focus Five areas to focus on and plans for implementation
Goal #2
2. Data-Driven Culture – foster a collaborative and constructive culture
Driven by Data by Paul Bambrick key concepts - assessment, analysis, action, and data-driven culture
Culture of data-driven collaboration
Driven by Data strategies and the SRI (School Reform Initiative) protocols
Monthly data meeting with teachers of each grade level
Analyze the data from the assessments and universal screeners.
Celebrate success and collaboratively develop plans for the areas of concerns
Monthly data meetings with intervention team and SPED team
Analyze Tier 2, Tier 3, and Special Education student achievement
Develop action plans to assist students in closing the gaps
Weekly team meetings to continuously discuss the areas of concerns
Plans to address such concerns and improve instruction
Goal # 2
3. Staff Development – provide staff development that
offers opportunities for teacher growth and meets the
needs of all students
Staff development based on the needs of students and staff
Conduct walk-throughs often with principal
Analyze walk-throughs data
Provide the necessary professional development
Raise the rigor and meet the needs of all students
Multiple opportunities for professional development
Improve teaching and instructional strategies, cooperative and student-centered learning, strategies for ELL and G/T learners
Opportunities for teachers to grow professionally and become future leaders
Curriculum and Instruction facilitators - bring the learning to teachers
Monthly Bright Bytes Round-Up
Technology facilitators and coaches offers a variety a tips
Incorporate technology in the classroom
Goal #3
1. Communication system – establish a clear communication system
Systems of communication - Skyward, school website, Twitter, blogs, newsletters, emails, PA system
Clearly communicate school’s vision and mission to all stakeholders
Meeting norms to be utilized during data meetings, PLC (Professional Learning Communities), iTeam meetings, grade level meetings, and after school sessions
Expectations for curriculum walk-throughs - Fundamental 5 lesson frame, power zone, student-centered learning environment, Kagan Cooperative learning strategies, technology integration, AVID strategies, essential questioning techniques
Specific feedback after a walk-through is conducted
Offer suggestions for improvement if needed
Meet with office personnel, instructional aides, and custodial team
Clearly communicate the expectations
Solicit input for improvement
Goal #3
2. Operational/Managing Systems – manage
leadership and collaborative teams effectively
Solicit collaboration from teachers
Committees teachers like to participate in
Create a list of committees and meeting schedules
PLC schedule and documentation needed for meetings
Monthly team meeting schedule
Tentative schedule of all the after school sessions
Monthly Tech Bytes Round-Up meetings
Monthly calendar including all school events
CIT (Campus Improvement Team) schedule
Believe It! Achieve It!
by Rachel Dupard

This is what inspires me to be a good educator in making children's dreams come true while empowering them with the necessary tools to be successful and reach those dreams.
Inspire students to dream and believe in themselves.
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