WRESA 2016-2017 Administrators’ Institute

October 13, 2016                                School Law Session 1                        Campbell & Shatley PLLC

This session will focus on working with transgender students and employees, special employment law, school finance law, and PTO/PTA fundraising.  Time: 9:00-4:00

November 10, 2016                           School Law Session 2                        Campbell & Shatley PLLC

This session will focus on athletics, overseeing coaches’ interactions with students, Title IX, and student discipline with search and seizure. Time: 9:00-4:00

December 8, 2016      The Data Dilemma: Knowing What to Use and When

With so much data available to schools and school leaders, it is often difficult to decide what data are most beneficial to consider at any given time.  This session will offer strategies and solutions for identifying, targeting, and analyzing data across situations and strategic objectives.  Focus will be given to increasing student achievement, enhancing professional growth, and improving school culture.  Presenter:   Dr. John Bryant, Associate Superintendent, Henderson County Public Schools  Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm

January 12, 2017              
Title:  Using the N.C. Teacher Evaluation Standards to Improve Teacher and Student Performance

Instructional leaders create school-based evaluation systems that improve the performance of both teachers and students in the classroom.  They create systems that answer the essential question: “How do know if teachers are using effective researched-based practices that result in the students learning the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare them to be career and college ready?”  Participants will review and discuss various strategies and topics that will assist them creating their own “system” for effective teacher evaluations.  Additional topics include: Evidences and examples of the N.C. Teacher Evaluation Standards, Planning an Effective Teacher Evaluation Orientation, Classroom Walkthroughs, Data and Feedback, Teacher Observations, Teacher Conferences, and Student Work Samples, and Student Feedback. Participant will need to bring a copy of the document at this link

http://ncees.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/file/view/Evidences-READYprincipalsMtg_UPDATED.pdf   Presenter: Dr. Deborah Jones , Educational Leadership Consulting Time: 9:00-3:00

February 9, 2017               Managing the Multiple Demands of a Principalship                 

Being a principal is a demanding job.  How do you determine priorities?  How can you balance your day to be most beneficial? What really makes the greatest difference?  Learn about habits that impact leadership and gain tools for being a more effective leader.  Presenters: Dr. April Spencer & Dr. Jan Webster, WRESA   Time: 9:00-3:00

March 23, 2017  Developing a Positive School Culture

When a school’s culture is open and healthy, students, educators, parents, and members of the community thrive. More specifically, a strong school culture results in the following:  Students who are connected with school and motivated to learn. Leadership that is supportive and shared.  Educators who are innovative, cooperative, and collaborative.  Parents and other community members who feel welcomed and are deeply engaged in supporting the school.Through case studies, a brief review of research, and a variety of interactive learning experiences, this dynamic seminar provides educators with a deeper understanding of what it takes to build a school culture where growth and learning flourish  Presenter:  Dr. Connie Kamm  Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm


WCU Biltmore Park    Cost:  $250 –All Six Sessions         $75 – Per Individual Session