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Dr. Leviis Haney: Creating Foundations for Long-Term School Improvement (Part 1)

June 20, 2013 by Patrick Kobler

“The majority of my life prepared me for this role”

– Dr. Leviis Haney, Principal of Joseph Lovett Elementary

Dr. Leviis Haney personifies the power of a well-prepared principal.  During his first year, Dr. Haney was able to set in motion the vision that “no student will fail” into Lovett’s culture and put in place systems to see this vision to fruition in subsequent years.   Earning his Doctorate of Education from Loyola University Chicago’s Principal Preparation Program – an AREL Network program - Dr. Haney was prepared to create such foundations for long-term improvement, particularly for a school serving a student population that is 90 percent economically disadvantaged.   As high-poverty, urban school districts are met with increasing challenges in replacing principals[1], we can learn from programs like Loyola that are strategically designed to recruit, select and develop leaders like Dr. Haney. 

Step into Dr. Haney’s Office below and Listen to Part One of his Interview.

Please share Dr. Haney’s Interview by using #SpotlightEDU and remember to check back next week for Part II.



[1] Farkas, Johnson, & Foleno, 2001; The New Teacher Project, 2006; Olson, 2008