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School Leadership Initiative District Teams Gather in Dallas
Last week, The Bush Center hosted Austin ISD, Granite School District, Chesterfield County Public Schools, and Fort Worth ISD in Dallas for the first session of the School Leadership Initiative District Cohort. The meeting included team building exercises, conversations with experts like Principal Beth Thompson, coaching, and an overview of tools and resources to support the districts as they start this three-year journey with the Bush Institute.
Rooted in President and Mrs. Bush’s belief that “excellent schools must first have excellent leaders,” the Bush Institute developed the School Leadership Initiative, formerly known as the Alliance to Reform Leadership (AREL), to dramatically improve the way our Nation’s principals are prepared and supported.
The School Leadership District Cohort is a professional learning community of four selected school districts from across the U.S. that will work hand-in-hand with the Bush Institute’s Education Reform team to improve how they find, support, and keep effective principals. This three-year project is based on the Bush Institute’s Principal Talent Management Framework.
For more information, visit www.bushcenter.org/schoolleadership.
Sarah Gibbons serves as Senior Manager, Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center with a focus on the Bush Institute’s domestic initiatives.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, she worked with clients from Spain to promote wine, architecture and luxury goods in the U.S. market at Janet Kafka and Associates, a Dallas-based international marketing and public relations firm. Boynton also worked in Corporate Communications at Parkland Hospital as a media specialist.
She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies.Full Bio
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Positive Changes in Granite School District
Last week, the Bush Institute hosted four school districts in Dallas for the School Leadership Initiative convening. Michael Douglas, School Leadership and Improvement Services Director at Granite School District, shares positive changes he's seen in his school district since working with the Bush Institute's School Leadership team.
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