There are those that don’t understand the power of reflective observation.  They mistakenly believe that there is nothing to learn after a few cursory visits to a classroom.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, the most important key to building insight and deeper understanding about teaching and learning is to engage in a steady volume of daily classroom observation.  What we have learned over the past ten years is that after about every 300 classroom observations, the observer will notice, discern, and/or learn something new… something that was previously hidden. It is the “Eureka” moment, and there is nothing else like it in instructional leadership.

In this pursuit, there is the PowerWalks Legendary Leadership Badge that is earned every 300th PowerWalks Observation. The following instructional leaders have already earned the Legendary Leadership Badge for the 2014/2015 school year (as of 5/31/15).

4 Badges (over 1,200 classroom observation; 1 recipient) Sean Cain: May 2015, March 2015, January 2015, October 2014

3 Badges (over 900 classroom observations; 1 recipients) Lorie Bratcher: April 2015, January 2015, October 2014   

2 Badges (over 600 classroom observations; 5 recipients) Kathy Horvath: May 2015, February 2015

GayLynn Holt: April 2015, December 2014 Mike Laird: April 2015, March 2015

Michael Clifton: March 2015, October 2014

Sandra Wilson: January 2015, October 2014

1 Badge (Over 300 classroom observations; 73 recipients) Lori Box: May 2015 Yvonne Cox: May 2015 Edward Husk: May 2015 Elizabeth Scott: May 2015

Courtney Berry: April 2015 Carrie Caruso: April 2015 Lee Crews: April 2015 Jennifer Gillard: April 2015 Mia Hurtado: April 2015 Cedric Ivie: April 2015 Terry Johnson: April 2015 Jaclyn Lisle: April 2015 Denise Majewski: April 2015 Brandy Richard: April 2015 Christine Strickler: April 2015

Michelle Bischoffberger: March 2015 Richard Celestine: March 2015 Kyle Hendrix: March 2015 Derieco Irvin: March 2015 Angie Moore: March 2015 Racheal Rife: March 2015 Eric Sams: March 2015 Scott Schneider: March 2015 Ernest Smith: March 2015

Leslie Ackmann: February 2015 Carmen Bellefant: February 2015 Denise Bird: February 2015 Tonia Cummings: February 2015 Jonathon Gutierrez: February 2015 Kari Eggleston: February 2015 Chris Johnstone: February 2015 Kelli Maikell: February 2015 Kimberly McKnight: February 2015 Edna Parr: February 2015 Martha Pulido: February 2015 Molly Swanson: February 2015 Lisa Weaver: February 2015 Brad Weston: February 2015

Joan Alvey: January 2015 Tracey Bennett: January 2015 Wes Brown: January 2015 Jenn Cooper: January 2015 Ethan Crowell: January 2015 Donny Green: January 2015 Julie Hinson: January 2015 Todd Jones: January 2015 Charles King: January 2015 Lyle Lackey: January 2015 Kim Meador: January 2015 Tim Merki: January 2015 R.J. Rodrigue: January 2015 Patsy Sanchez: January 2015 Michelle Schreiner: January 2015 Melissa Summers: January 2015 Tamika Washington: January 2015

Brenda Blackmon: December 2014 Marianne Buentello: December 2014 Dexter Floyd: December 2014 Cara Jolly: December 2014 Brian Lowe: December 2014 Mike Metz: December 2014 Leslie Thomas: December 2014 Pam Williams: December 2014 Jim Womack: December 2014

Mary-Margaret Crandall: November 2014 Charlie Crisp: November 2014 Rita Faulkner: November 2014 Jenny Morris: November 2014 Twyla Thomas: November 2014

Rankin Hitt: October 2014 Jennifer Phillips: October 2014 Jessica Robert: October 2014 Chris Viator: October 2014

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Upcoming Presentations: TASSP Summer Conference (Multiple Presentations); TEPSA Summer Conference (Multiple Presentations); Texas ASCD Summer Conference; NAESP National Conference; Illinois ASCD Fall Conference (Multiple Presentations) 
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