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 2017/2018 school year (as of 1/31/18).

Five Legendary Leadership Badges
Julien Guillory (GPISD): January; December; November; November; October

Four Legendary Leadership Badges
Kenneth Bryant (GPISD): December; November; October; September

Three Legendary Leadership Badges
Javian Johnson (CISD): January; December; December

Two Legendary Leadership Badges
Matt Ammerman (BISD): January; December
Kristy Dietrich (CISD): January; December
Edward Husk (CISD): January; November
Tera Marburgh (GPISD): January; October
Pattie Myers (CISD): January; October
Robert Reedy (JCPS): January; October
Patty Ward (MISD): January; November

Eric Cormier (BISD): December; October
Gerardo Cruz (GPISD): December; October
Nancy Delosa (GPISD): December; October
Karen Ivy (CISD): December; October
Angela Kupcho (CISD): December; November
Janie Snyder (GPISD): December; October
Nassrin Spencer (CISD): December; November

Krystle Breden (GPISD): November; September
Chris Viator (LPISD): November; September

Shon Joseph (LISD): October: September

One Legendary Leadership Badge
Steve Alley (GPISD): January
Tanisha Baker (GPISD): January
Glenn Barnes (CISD): January
Mike Beltran (SISD): January
Monta Bonham (CFISD): January
Shawn Bradford (DISD): January
Lowell Brown (GPISD): January
Romey Caldwell (LISD): January
Melissa Callaway (JCPS): January
Brandi Carney (JCPS): January
Luis Carrillo (SISD): January
Michelle Casas (CISD): January
Nick Chlon (JCPS): January
Angelica Cuellar (GPISD): January
Matthew Day (GPISD): January
Daniel Delgado (SISD): January
Francisco Delgado (NEISD): January
Luz Eblen (GPISD): January
Chris Eckford (GPISD): January
Stephen Fernandez (SISD): January
Cynthia Galaviz (GPISD): January
Jean Garza (GPISD): January
Alfredo Gomez (SISD): January
Vanessa Green (JCPS): January
Christal Hammond (CFISD): January
Jamie Hoard (GPISD): January
Delores Hughes (JCPS): January
Claudia Hurst (GISD): January
Linda Hyde (LPISD): January
Analia Jansen (SISD): January
Farnell JeanLouis (LISD): January
Janie Jimenez (GPISD): January
Margo Kelley (GPISD): January
Michael Kelly (JCPS): January
Rebecca Kreye (SISD): January
Greg Lauder (JCPS): January
David Lovinggood (GPISD): January
Jenea Mai (NEISD): January
Gilbert Martinez (SISD): January
Justin Matson (JCPS): January
Blake Maxwell (MISD): January
Stephen McCanless (CISD): January
Kimberly McKnight (MISD): January
Sandra McQuade (BISD): January
Michelle Merricks (CFISD): January
Bill Miller (JCPS): January
Shaunte Morris (GPISD): January
Lisa Noe (SISD): January
Jodi O’Bryan (JCPS): January
Lucia Palazzi (GPISD): January
Shelley Paquette-Gomez (GPISD): January
Kimberly Poindexter (JCPS): January
Edgar Ponce (SISD): January
Eli Ramke (CISD): January
Gina Reuter (CFISD): January
Dayne Robins (GPISD): January
Ginger Robbins (GISD): January
Rosario Rojas (SISD): January
Sean Russell (JCPS): January
Lorena Sandoval (SISD): January
Chesta Schneider (DISD): January
Rebecca Smith (CISD): January
Rob Stephenson (JCPS): January
Tracy Terrell (LISD): January
Leandra Torra (JCPS): January
Eleana Vasquez (GPISD): January
Cristina Wehmeyer (GPISD): January
Beth White (JCPS): January
Megan Winter (JCPS): January
Angela Wood (CISD): January

Michael Alvarez (LPISD): December
Pete Armstrong (CISD): December
Tori Bernard (CISD): December
Bryan Brooks (CISD): December
Shannon Clancy (CISD): December
DeDe Conaway (BISD): December
Rebecca Conrad (SISD): December
Kim Coslow (JCPS): December
Jim Dawson (JCPS): December
Rolaura Deanda (SISD): December
Greg Fehr (JCPS): December
Tony Gardea (GPISD): December
Anna Gonzalez (GPISD): December
Juan Gonzalez (SISD): December
Bart Graves (GPISD): December
James Hair (GPISD): December
Andrew Halatyn (SISD): December
Jimmy Heffernan (GISD): December
Jillian Howard (GPISD): December
Joni Husband (JCPS): December
Shunta Jackson (LISD): December
Dennis Jamison (CISD): December
Beverly Johnson (JCPS); December
Javian Johnson (CISD): December
Paige Johnson (DISD): December
Laura Juarez (SISD: December
John Killough (GPISD): December
Charita Kimbrough (JCPS): December
Talisha Machuca (GPISD): December
Jeffrey Marshall (JCPS); December
Brian Meers (JCPS): December
Amanda Morrison (LISD): December
Ericka Nelson (LISD): December
Sara Nethery (JCPS): December
Maxann Newby (JCPS): December
Nicole Newsome (GPISD): December
Alejandro Olvera (SISD): December
Katie Perkins (GPISD): December
Jessica Rose (LPISD): December
Sandra Salge (GPISD): December
Heather Seibert (GPISD): December
Keith Skiles (GPISD): December
Donald Spanyer (JCPS): December
Sheila Stephens (CISD): December
Jason Stinson (JCPS): December
Sima Tammer (GPISD): December
Jesse Teran (SISD): December
Aimee Tolleson (GISD): December
Josh Tovar (SISD): December
Grisel Wallace (LPISD): December
Melissa Watts (JCPS): December
Lisa Weaver (DISD): December
Brian Williams (CISD): December
Carol Williams (LPISD): December

Emily Allen (JCPS): November
Allison Alpha (CISD): November
David Bobb (JCPS): November
Ruby Bonilla (GPISD): November
Ashlee Boothe (CISD): November
Norma Briseno (DISD): November
Stephanie Curl (JCPS): November
Malinda Dutkowski (JCPS): November
Susan Finkle (CCSD1): November
Teri Hans (JCPS): November
Jamie Hargrave (GPISD): November
Danielle Harney (GPISD): November
Genevieve Harris (JCPS): November
GayLynn Holt (DISD): November
Linda Hudson (JCPS): November
Jeremy Jenkins (JCPS): November
Jeff Jennings (JCPS): November
Angela Johnson (JCPS): November
James Kisner (KISD): November
Van LeJeune (MISD): November
Amanda Lisso (DISD): November
Kimberly Martin (GPISD): November
Myron Montgomery (JCPS): November
Christina Moore (GPISD); November
Dawn Roy (JCPS): November
Steve Sherrouse (CISD): November
Shannon Smith (JCPS): November
Andre Taylor (LISD): November
Tara Thompson (GPISD): November
Brianna Vorhis-Topping (GPISD): November
Susan Webb (JCPS): November
Alyson Wilkins (CISD): November
Mark Williams (SISD): November
Lori Wright (GPISD): November

Toni Chapman (CCSD1): October
Jennifer Engels (LPISD): October
Larry Gerhart (LPISD): October
Greg Lauder (JCPS): October
Ann Murphy (GPISD): October
Barika Noris (GPISD): October
Candace Pohl (LPISD): October

Derrick Brown (SISD): September

If you made it this far down the post, just a reminder that next month will be the 3rd Annual March for a Cure Challenge benefitting the American Cancer Society. So, start getting into PowerWalks shape now!

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