|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Research in Educational Administration and Leadership|
|State||Published - Dec 2018|
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In their article, “District Strategic Teaming: Leadership for Systemic and Sustainable Reform,” Thomas Alsbury (Northwest University)andcolleaguesMargaretBlanchard(North Carolina State University), Kristie Gutierrez (Old Dominion University), and Chris Allred and Dell Tolin (North Carolina State University) report key outcomes of their six-year project funded through a National Science Foundation grant to transform high-need rural schools serving children living in abject poverty. Their reform process, known as District Strategic Teaming, involved a representative vertical cross-sectionofadministratorsandsupportstaffatthedistrictofficeaswell asadministrators,teachers,andsupport staffinparticipatingschools. The process aimed at building district capacity for sustainable innovation focused on improving program quality and subsequent student success. Implementation of the District Strategic Teaming model, which included leadership development for school personnel through an innovation academy, provided the four participating districts with a flexible, responsive leadership collaborative focused onbuildingandsustainingcapacityforinnovationandreform.
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