MCT & FT Positions for 2018-2019 Announced


We are very excited today to announce that 65 new advanced teaching positions have been awarded to schools across the district. Over the past month district staff have reviewed applications and requests from teachers and schools for Facilitating Teacher, Collaborating Teacher, and Multi-Classroom Teacher positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  Below are the positions that... Continue Reading →

How Do We Know How We’re Doing?


R3 was birthed out of a desire to invest in teachers in our district, in response to a concern we had as a district that too many of our teachers were either leaving the classroom or the profession because they in large part because they felt there were not opportunities to increase their influence and... Continue Reading →

Metaphors… And all that Jazz


Have you ever stopped to consider the presence of metaphors in our every day language?  Have you ever reflected on how they might both reflect and influence your thinking and understanding about important concepts or ideas? A core belief that I have is our words reflect our thinking in very deep ways.  There are reasons... Continue Reading →

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 →

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