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 2015/2016 school year (as of 12/31/15).

Two Badges

Pattie Myers: October 2015; December 2015 Shelia Ochoa: December 2105; December 2015 Janie Snyder: November 2015; December 2015

One Badge

Pete Armstrong: December 2015 Anna Bryant: December 2015 Shele Coburn: December 2015 Shannon Clancy: December 2015 LuJean Daniel: December 2015 Charlotte Goudeau: December 2015 GayLynn Holt: December 2015 Gail Johnson: December 2015 Stephen McCanless: December 2015 Kimberly McKnight: December 2015 Edna O’Bryant: December 2015 Dawn O’Connor: December 2015 Denise Poland: December 2015 Rebecca Smith: December 2015 Christina Spears: December 2015 Marti Turner: December 2015 Tamika Washington: December 2015 Cody White: December 2015 Pamela Williams: December 2015

Glenn Barnes:  November 2015 Esther Boateng: November 2015 Karen Ivy: November 2015 Shirley Jenkins: November 2015 Ana Lopez: November 2015 Erica Moody: November 2015 Jeffrey Smith: November 2015 Sheila Stephens: November 2015 Sandra Wilson: November 2015

Wes Brown: October 2015 Todd Durham: October 2015 Edward Husk: October 2015 Van LeJeune: October 2015 Steve Sherrouse: October 2015 Nassrin Spencer: October 2015

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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