Unwrapping the ISLLC Standards
Grand Canyon University EDA: 534
May 15, 2013
The ISLLC standards provide high-level guidance and insight about the traits, functions of work, and responsibilities expected of school and district leaders (ISLCC, 2008). Their main purpose is to increase understanding of how educational administrators can enhance teaching practices and student learning. As future school leaders it is imperative that we use these standards as tools in assisting us when making a decision regarding our stakeholders. However, applying the ISLLC standards in a school setting does not guarantee success for a school leader, but it does facilitate the process in creating a positive school culture in a learning environment, which is essential in a school setting. As we conclude this school year, next year will pose different challenges for our migrant department. We are going to be implementing a new program as a Migrant team. Our job description will be changing for next year. The primary purpose for change in schools is to improve the instructional program and, in so doing, improve student achievement (Green, 2009). Throughout the years our main focus has been at the elementary level, but this upcoming year our focus will shift to the junior high level. Furthermore, with all these changes going into effect, we are also adding a new member to the team. As standard 2 states a school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professionals (ISLLC2008). Steps are being taken to ensure we have a smooth transition. For example, the last week of school all migrant advocates will report to their junior high and be introduced to the staff. This will provide an opportunity to meet teachers and staff before the beginning of school. Furthermore, groups will be assigned and individuals will...
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