Systems / Organizational Leadership | Innovator Talks
— SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2023 —
2:45PM – 3:45PM MT
Leaders set the norms, guide the change process, and mobilize staff around the common pursuit of excellence. Arguably, of all the roles that school leaders are asked to play, instructional leadership is the most challenging. By focusing on the CRAFT of Leadership, it is easier to manage and lead for greatness. This session is designed to share key CRAFT practices to use in a school to move from the lower tier of performance to one of the best schools in the nation. More specifically, this session will show how to address the most critical challenges of instructional leadership so that all teachers grow and the entire staff comes together to improve student learning and achievement.
Rick Fisher, MS, has been in public education for over three decades. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, he began his public service career as a middle school teacher. During his tenure as principal, Rick led his school into the top ten percent of all Kentucky schools, which was named a National Middle School to Watch. The Thoughtful Classroom was there the entire way and has remained a constant in his work at the school and district level. Most recently, Rick served as an assistant superintendent for instruction of a county district. As a leader of instruction, he has spent countless hours in classrooms working with teachers and administrators to implement and support research-based practices. As a professional development designer, Rick has designed and facilitated instructional learning opportunities for various groups and organizations across the country.