Professional Collective Capacity addresses the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC 2014) Standard 2 – Instructional Capacity, Standard 6 – A Professional Culture for Teachers and Staff, and Standard 9 – Ethical Principles and Professional Norms.
These Standards outline the responsibilities of the educational leader in adhering to the ethical principles and professional norms while developing and maintaining a professional culture of teaching and learning so that all students have access to a high quality education that prepares them for college, career and democratic citizenry.
Recruits and hires effective teachers and other professional staff.
Develops individual and collective capacity for staff and provides opportunities for collaborative work, on-going differentiated professional learning, and the development of leadership skills.
Supports teachers and staff with human, financial, and technological resources for teaching and learning.
Maintains a sense of self-awareness and attends to her own learning.
Nurtures a commitment to shared goals and promotes a culture of collective efficacy and shared responsibility.
Fosters and supports productive relationships and trust with and among all stakeholders.
Acts as a moral compass for the school.
Safeguards the values of democracy, equity, justice, community and diversity.
Collective Capacity; that is a culture for teachers to continuously improve via Professional Learning Groups and on-going, job embedded structures aligned to the action plan, focused on results, and designed to improve the school, is one of the factors that has the greatest impact on student learning. I have demonstrated by commitment to Collective Capacity in numerous ways.