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 →

Got Data?

The world of education is filled with “buzz” words. Perhaps one of the most used (and potentially abused) “buzz” words is the word DATA; what it lacks in size, it makes up for in its usage in daily conversations about student learning. Schools are data-rich: state test scores, daily attendance, parent surveys, graduation rates, student... Continue Reading →

The Power of 360 Degree Feedback

On Tuesday, September 5, the DEEL team ventured to the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC to experience a three day training which included feedback from a 360 degree assessment that we completed a few weeks earlier. As a team we asked our peers, direct reports, supervisors and immediate bosses to complete a survey... Continue Reading →

New Teacher Orientation and our Key BTs

The end if the summer is always an exciting time of year for the Pitt County Schools Teacher Support program. Working with our new hires allows us impact the education of students for the next thirty years. This summer PCS Beginning Teacher Support hosted three different groups during our New Teacher Orientations from Aug 10th-16th, our... Continue Reading →

Welcome to DEEL

The Division of Educator Effectiveness and Leadership has a home! DEEL, 1103A Corporate Drive, Greenville, NC 27858. If you need to send anything in the PCS courier to Seth Brown, Tom Feller, or Kenisha Wilson, you can send it to "DEEL" and it will get to us. Officially our team moves in Monday, June 19th, but... Continue Reading →

Advocating for Educators

Standing on the steps of the US Supreme Court, you can look out and see the Capital. The marble and columns are massive and impressive. Knowing the decisions that have shaped our country were made between these two buildings, makes me humble and hungry. Tom and I had the opportunity to drive up early to Washington... Continue Reading →

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