Principal READY Spring 2017Building Knowledge to Inspire Change
February 21, 2017 FayettevilleInternet AccessHoliday Inn I-95 SouthPassword: 3916

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Location A: CedarLocation B: MapleLocation C: Oak
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North Carolina Standards For School Executives


  • Standard I: Strategic Leadership
  • Standard II: Instructional Leadership
  • Standard III: Cultural Leadership
  • Standard IV: Human Resource Leadership
  • Standard V: Managerial Leadership
  • Standard VI: External Development Leadership
  • Standard VII: Micro-political Leadership
  • Standard VIII: Academic Achievement Leadership

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Interactive Group Session Resources



Title: K-3 Literacy Data- Balanced Literacy: Spotlight on Guided Reading
(Location A @ 9:00)
Presenter: Anne Evans, K3 Literacy Consultant, NCDPI
Description: This session will focus on how, as an administrator in your school, you support and supervise your teachers in working through the following questions and similar: How should data be used in determining small group reading instruction as an essential element of a Balanced Reading program? How can I support teachers as they differentiate for reading levels of students as well as for the skills they need? What does a reading level really mean?

Title: Discipline & Behavior Management (Location B @ 9:00)
Presenter: Heather Stewart, Professional Development Coordinator, NCDPI
Description: Think back to when you were a teacher in the classroom. Can you think of a time when a student became disruptive and disrespectful? In this session, participants will explore various professional development strategies and content related to discipline and behavior plans to support teachers effective classroom management.

Title: Effective Instructional Leadership (Location C @ 9:00, 10:10)
Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Simmons, NCEES Consultant, NCDPI
Description: Nothing in the principal’s role is more important for ensuring successful student learning than effective instructional leadership. Monitoring what takes place at the classroom level will increase the likelihood that schools will achieve their goals for student learning. This session focuses on School Executive Standard 2: Instructional Leadership and best practices to ensure a focus on curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Title: Teacher Perceptions of Teacher Leadership and Shared Vision (Location A @ 10:10, 11:20)
Presenter: Dr. Mary Hemphill, 2017 Principal of the Year, Scotland County and Sandhills
Description: As the landscape of public education continues to evolve, so does the leadership and vision required to meet the needs of this ever-changing academic platform. No longer is academic research focusing solely on school leadership required to lead 21st-century students and educators toward success, but rather it is concentrating on the plethora of factors that inform the development of thriving learning communities across our nation. While much of the educational discourse on leadership and vision speaks to the development of strategies, pedagogies, and leadership preparation for school leaders, there are major deficiencies in the research on teacher leadership and shared vision based on the perceptions of teachers. In this session, participants will receive data-based solutions related to creating thriving learning communities in our schools that will increase student success.

Title: Developing a Dynamic Professional Atmosphere (Location B @ 10:10)
Presenters: Martha Anderson & Cindi Rigsbee-Regional Education Facilitators, NCDPI
Description: This interactive session is designed to highlight team building strategies that can enhance the climate of the school building. Participants will review retention data while networking to develop practices that retain, support, and grow teacher leaders. Participants will learn how to create avenues of transparent communication and how to reinforce good instructional practices while empowering teacher leaders. Through the culture of collaborative leadership, a core guiding coalition is established, increasing morale and teacher retention.

Title: Data Dive Using EVAAS (Location B @ 11:20)
Presenter: Paul Marshall, EVAAS Consultant, NCDPI
Description: To provide participants with a deeper understanding of the Educator Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) in order to prepare them for making productive data-based decisions in their school or district. Participants will review reports and various analysis tools available through EVAAS.

Title: Results-oriented Instruction: 7 Plus 7 = Growth! (Location C @ 11:20)
Presenters: Paul Locklear, Principal & George Marston, 3rd Grade Teacher; Oxendine Elementary School, Robeson County Schools
Description: Growth and exceeding growth: every teacher’s desire and every principals hope. Third grade teachers spend so much time assessing students with RtA, Benchmarks, Reading 3-D. Whew! Listen how this teacher stays focused on the core values of teaching using 7 Plus 7 to achieve growth.

Whole Group Sessions


Panel Discussion: Demonstrating Effective PLCs (Location Large Room @ 1:30)
Presenter: Melody Chalmers, 2016 Wells Fargo NC Principal of the Year with teachers: Kenneth Williams, Mary Stevens, and Latonja Council: Ezekiel Ezra Smith High School, Cumberland County Schools
Description: This panel discussion will focus on demonstrating effective PLCs. You will observe how one school incorporates the use of data to plan for the following: Improving/supporting teacher evaluation; Recruiting, supporting, and retaining teachers; Improving teacher professional development; and Supporting teacher leadership.


Dr. Tom Tomberlin, Director, Educator Human Capital Policy and Research and Team (Location Large Room @ 2:30)
Session Description: Addressing the requirements of ESSA, principals will explore strategies for equitably distributing effective teachers across student populations. Topics also include Student Survey information and Roster Verification.
Presentation Materials


Service Support Team
The Statewide System of Support is comprised of four service support teams. Within these area teams, cross-agency staff members collaborate to serve the state's eight prosperity zones, by collecting and analyzing data to identify common needs and offer customized support for school improvement by engaging in the following:
  • Analyze data to develop and implement targeted professional learning
  • Identify and develop resources for educator growth and improvement
  • Guide LEAs and Charters with effective resource allocation decisions
  • Assess and modify the quality and alignment of the services provided by the team

South Area Wikispace

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K-3 Literacy Data: Balanced Literacy: Spotlight on Guided Reading
(LOCATION: A • TIME: 9:00)
Anne Evans, K3 Consultant, NCDPI
This session will focus on how, as an administrator in your school, you support and
supervise your teachers in working through the following questions and similar:
How should data be used in determining small group reading instruction as an
essential element of a Balanced Reading program? How can I support teachers as
they differentiate for reading levels of students as well as for the skills they need?
What does a reading level really mean?