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RICHLAND TWO PARTICIPATES IN THE INAUGURAL NATIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER ACADEMY

2/7/2022

Chief Special Education Services Officer, Katinia Davis, was among the nearly 50 educational leaders who took part in the National Instructional Leader Academy kick off last month, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). The academy is an opportunity for district instructional leaders to refresh and challenge their skills and capabilities, while building successful communities of practice to grow as impactful educators.

“It was a professional honor to take part in the National Instructional Leader Academy,” said Davis. “At a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, it has never been more important to build dynamic learning experiences for the students of Richland School District Two as well as districts nationwide. This program provides us with opportunities to engage in communities of practice focused on the essential role of district instructional leadership in supporting equitable opportunities for all students.”

The National Instructional Leader Academy offers educational system leaders who lead instruction, assessment and/or technology a community of thought leader practitioners with whom to learn and grow, enhance professional learning and build collective impact. 

Objectives of the program include: 
  • Examine each leader’s current district goals, practices and instructional systems through the lens of Leadership, Culture, Instruction and Systems.
  • Implement processes to support district-level culture, provide leadership, guide instruction, and align and integrate systems which will ensure student outcomes of college and career readiness for all students.
  • Leaders will be empowered to address change, troubleshoot challenges and barriers, and identify the drivers they need to explicitly plan and lay a foundation for the conditions that will support equitable opportunities for our young learners. 
Successful completion of the program provides leaders with valuable, targeted professional learning to turn possibilities into probabilities for all students.