Situational Leadership Alignment


Note: this is a multi-week series on Situational Leadership and its roll-out here in Pitt County Schools.  To see read the other posts, please click here. Over the last three weeks we've gotten a general overview of Situational Leadership and also talked about how it might be applied; today I'd like to take some time... Continue Reading →

Situational Leadership in Action (Part 2)


Today's post is a continuation of last week's post, which is embedded within a larger multi-week series on Situational Leadership. Last week I ended by asking you to take time diagnosing people's readiness for a task.  We looked at two key terms.  The first was ability (and contrasting that with capability), and the second was... Continue Reading →

Situational Leadership in Action (Part 1)


Last week I introduced the leadership style matrix and talked about how it provides a framework for thinking about leading differently in different situations (hence the term situational leadership).  Today we’re going to take a look at how leaders know which quadrant to lead from. To answer the question, "How should I lead in this... Continue Reading →

Situational Leadership: An Overview


Today is the second post in a multi-week series on the Situational Leadership model; you can read the first post by clicking here. Last week I suggested that good leaders lead differently depending on the situation, and you may be wondering how that's even possible.  Let's start by looking at things from the perspective of... Continue Reading →

Situational Leadership: Setting the Stage


What makes an effective leader?  Think back over those leaders you have interacted with over your lifetime, whether personally or professionally.  What was it about them that made them effective?  Were they inspirational?  Did they challenge you?  Did they treat you as a person and invest in you relationally?  Did they give you autonomy?  Did... Continue Reading →

Introducing…..


You may have noticed that the last two posts had a different flavor and voice. One of the things we're focused on here at DEEL is continually developing all ourselves in multiple ways, and that includes sharing information on and writing for this blog. This past month Lori Collins, our Teacher Support Coordinator, and Lauren... Continue Reading →

Beginning of Year Update 2017


This week marks the beginning of school for the students here in Pitt County.  We've been quiet on this blog over the past two months, but that doesn't meant we've been quiet in the program.  Today I want to take a few minutes to update you on our progress and share some thoughts on where... Continue Reading →

Program Evaluator RFP


Today we are releasing the Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Program Evaluator for the R3 Initiative.  The RFP can be found by clicking here.  We are seeking a program evaluation for both the federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF)  and the State of North Carolina Teacher Compensation Model grants we have received.    

Announcing 6 Additional Teacher Leader Positions


Pitt County Schools is excited to announce that 66 Facilitating Teacher (FT) vacancies have been awarded to schools across the county, to begin with the 2017-2018 School Year.  These FTs will serve as teacher leaders who facilitating collaborative action research projects and lead communities of practice at their school.  These vacancies are open to all […]

Frequently Asked Questions


We're excited to announce that we have created a page on the website for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  You can access the page by click the "About" menu at the top of the page and selecting "FAQs" from the sub menu. The page will be updated periodically as we receive questions either via email or... Continue Reading →

Pulling the KeyBT, TLI, and Career Paths Together


Over the past several weeks we have been exploring the career pathway options for teachers within Pitt County Schools that will be available in the coming years.  The long-term goal in offering these pathways is to help provide opportunities for teachers to expand their influence and increase their income while remaining in the classroom working... Continue Reading →

Multi-Classroom Teachers & Co-Teachers


In the previous post we looked at the Facilitating Teacher and Collaborating Teacher, both positions that will begin in the fall of 2017 (meaning the hiring process will start in the Spring of 2017).  The fourth path (and second new option) for teachers is the Multi-Classroom Teacher (MCT), and it represents (in our current estimation)... Continue Reading →

The Facilitating Teacher & the Collaborating Teacher


Two weeks ago PCS announced vacancies for 66 Facilitating Teacher positions.  Today is the day we start exploring, in detail, this new options for teachers in terms of career paths. Facilitating Teachers will be expert teachers who have demonstrated a history of being highly effective with students and being highly effective collaborators with other staff... Continue Reading →

PCS Announces 66 New Teacher Leader Positions


Pitt County Schools is excited to announce that 66 Facilitating Teacher (FT) vacancies have been awarded to schools across the county, to begin with the 2017-2018 School Year.  These FTs will serve as teacher leaders who facilitating collaborative action research projects and lead communities of practice at their school.  These vacancies are open to all... Continue Reading →

Where We Are Going: Career Pathways


In our previous posts I introduced R3, including providing some historical context for the development of the initiative as well as some information on the first two elements of KeyBT and the Teacher Leadership Institute.  Today we’ll look at the first of the new elements: The Career Pathways. Pitt County Schools developed Career Pathways to... Continue Reading →

Where We Started: KeyBT and TLI


In my previous posts I offered a general overview of the R3 Initiative as well as some historical context for where the ideas within the grant originated and how they were developed.  In this post we’ll look more closely at the two elements that are already in place in PCS – and have been in... Continue Reading →

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