PLI Publications

Leadership Connection Rubric: Supporting Equity in the Schools We Need

Leadership Connection, 2015. Primary authors: Lynda Tredway, Rebecca Cheung, Viet Nguyen, Daphannie Stephens, Linda Leader-Picone and Janette Hernandez

Print: Paperback, September 2015, 96 pages, 8.5" x 11"
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Overview

The Leadership Connection Rubric guides effective leadership preparation, induction, ongoing support, coaching and supervision of school and district leaders. 

The seven rubric ELEMENTS are essential building blocks of effective leadership. The elements identify fundamental components of the leadership chemistry and, in the right combination, yield a personal “formula” for effective leadership. The elements are more completely explicated in the descriptors of practice (DoPs) and in the detailed indicators of practice (loPs).

Elements 1, 2, and 3 focus on essential personal and professional perspectives and attributes. Preparation and induction of leaders support the development of Elements 4, 5, 6 and 7 while continuing to deepen the practices of Elements 1, 2, and 3. Effective leadership relies on the inter-relationship and continuous improvement of all elements. As a leader relies on experience as a means of reflecting on his/her knowledge, skills and dispositions, s/he continues to deepen and broaden his/her effectiveness. The levels in the rubric include emerging or novice, which typically signals preparation in a credential program, including fieldwork and internships. The developing level encompasses an induction period, which is approximately three-five years, but could be longer depending on the leadership position of the individual. The practicing level is ongoing as the veteran leader continues to demonstrate growing expertise.

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