The Four Domains for Rapid Improvement, for Practical Improvement: The Delaware Story
What are the keys to engaging in impactful school improvement work that moves beyond compliance alone? Leaders from the Delaware Department of Education and a Delaware Local Education Agency will share their story of working together to create an effective needs assessment and school improvement process. External partners who led the development and implementation of the research-grounded Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement Framework as well as the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) will join these education leaders. The presenters will focus on the keys to a successful school improvement planning process:
1) Utilizing a framework that is grounded in research and applicable to school-level, district-level, and state-level leadership
2) Conducting an action-oriented, practice-based needs assessment
3) Open communication and inclusive decision-making processes within and between the state and district
4) Working with external partners to support practitioners
Download Session Materials
- CALL Info ESEA 2020.pdf
- Four Domains CALL System.pdf
Mark is the Project Director for the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) and the Four Domains CALL System. He works closely with schools and LEAs to collect action-based data for school improvement planning. Prior to his work as Project Director, Mark obtained his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin and was a teacher in New York City for eight years.
With over 20 years of experience in the Delaware education system, Hugh oversees student support services including Curriculum & Instruction, Special Education, School Operations, Federal Programs and Strategic Planning. Hugh earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy from the University of Delaware.
Terry is Director of School and District Services at WestEd. Known for serving as a thought partner with schools, districts and state education departments, Terry offers content expertise and experience that supports successful school turnaround efforts. As a leadership coach, Terry provides customized leadership development designed to help client schools achieve their improvement goals. Recently, his work has helped two schools successfully emerge from receivership status in New York.
Eric Niebrzydowski is the team lead for School Improvement as part of the Student Support team at the Delaware Department of Education. Prior to his position at the Delaware DOE, Eric was a principal and assistant principal in the Capital School District in Delaware. In his position at the Delaware DOE, Eric works closely with school districts that have schools identified as CSI and TSI to support their school improvement work.