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 2016/2017 school year (as of 1/31/17).

Two Badges Tom Jaggard: January 2017; November 2016 Donna Price: January 2017; November 2016 Patti Ward: January 2017; October 2016

One Badge Benita Allard: January 2017 Destiny Barrera: January 2017 Derrick Brown: January 2017 Sean Cain: January 2017 Jennie Currin: January 2017 Linda Ernwine: January 2017 Margaret Havard: January 2017 Glenda Henry: January 2017 Jillian Howard: January 2017 Ranae Lane: January 2017 Amanda Lisso: January 2017 Cortney Lucas: January 2017 Gina Reuter: January 2017 Ryan Searle: January 2017 Ernest Smith: January 2017 Kelsey Smith: January 2017 Rob Stephenson: January 2017

Cynthia Childers: December 2016 E. Cormier: December 2016 Lisa Fain: December 2016 James Kisner: December 2016 Kevin Odea: December 2016 Blake Maxwell: December 2016 Tim Merki: December 2016 Rhonda Mieth: December 2016 Jenny Morris: December 2016 Melissa Myers: December 2016 Diane Ranft: December 2016 Lois Redden: December 2016 Patsy Sanchez: December 2016 Michelle Schreiner: December 2016 Joel Thomas: December 2016 Jacinda Waldrip: December 2016

Monta Bonham: November 2016 Kenneth Bryant: November 2016 Michelle Casas: November 2016 Christopher Collins: November 2016 Susan Finkle: November 2016 Tra Hall: November 2016 Christal Hammond: November 2016 Brian Odom: November 2016 Tisha Piwetz: November 2016 Angie Quinn: November 2016 Christina Spears: November 2016 Gina Vilches: November 2016

John Speck: October 2016

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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