Effective Educational Leadership and the Transformational Power of PD in Puerto Rico
The main objective of this presentation is to share results, conclusions and recommendations that arise from the implementation and evaluation of a professional development project for school and district leaders. These activities were part of the project: EDUGESPRO: High-impact management practices for public schools in Puerto Rico. Around 350 school leaders from all over the island have been impacted in a continuous and ongoing PD of the following transformation mechanisms: 1. Observation, monitoring and feedback to the teacher 2. Instructional Planning 3. School Culture - High Expectations 4. Strategic direction (planning) 5. Data-driven decision-making culture 6. Talent management and development 7. Administration - Operations 8. Monitoring 9. Work environment 10. Leadership The results obtained and the recommendations that emerge from them, allow affirming a series of practices that have been appropriate to achieve the transformation of school principals in Puerto Rico.
University of Toronto – St. George Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Development 2014 – present Professor 2017 – present Associate Professor 2011 – 2017 Assistant Professor 2005 – 2011 Center for a New Economy Non-Resident Senior Fellow 2007 – present Chief Economist and Director, Economic Analysis Unit 2016 – 2017
An educational leader with a TESOL major and Leadership in Educational Organizations. Taught English from K-12 and college level. Academic facilitator experience at the school district and school region level. Currently, the professional development coordinator in charge of addressing PRDE training staff needs.
Professor Jesús M. Santiago Rosado, a native of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, has had the opportunity to serve the country as an organizational leader and as an educator at the elementary, college, and university levels in both PR and the US for the past 17 years. a doctoral degree in education with two specialties; educational leadership and organizational leadership. He has been a member of PRDE public policy advisory teams in the areas of curriculum and content standards. In the organizational area, he has stood out in leadership, management and vice-presidential positions in both public and private entities. For the past fifteen years, he has distinguished himself as an organizational and educational leader in the area of teacher professional development. After completing his doctoral degree, he completed a Certificate in School Leadership and Management at Harvard University Graduate Schools of Education and Business. He currently serves as the Vice President of Professional Development for the Braxton School of PR and a professor in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership at Abraham Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University.
Puerto Rico Department of Education Operations Manager, Institute of Professional 2020 – present Development and University Relations Undersecretary of Professional Development 2016 – 2020 Special Education Teacher 2000-2014 Central University of Bayamón, M.Sc., Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2016 Pontífica Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Ed.D. 2014