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School Leadership and Performance



To develop, build, and sustain learning leadership and dramatically increase student learning.


  • We believe school leaders are able, responsible and valuable and should be treated accordingly.

  • We believe effective school leadership increases student performance.

  • We believe effective leaders continually learn, grow, and develop.

  • We believe the proper use of learning data increases student learning.

  • We believe you cannot have excellence without equity and you cannot have equity without excellence.

  • We believe and support evidence-based best practices in teaching, learning, and leading.

  • We believe collaborating on behalf of student learning improves school performance.

  • We believe we have a moral imperative to close opportunity gaps.

  • We believe high-quality CTE courses and CTE Pathways significantly enhance students' ability to develop technical skills and academic knowledge.

  • We believe school-based activities, arts and athletics enhance the overall school experience.


  • Provide school leaders with growth evoking feedback that is based upon authentic evidence.
  • Assure students have positive transitions from one school to the next (i.e., from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school).
  • Review, analyze and utilize student learning data in a K-12 continuum that is based upon Network feeder patterns.
  • Address and eliminate opportunity gaps in Network feeder patterns.
  • Develop a collegial, collaborative, and interdependent (“my gain is your gain”) culture among principals and assistant principals.
  • Assist school leaders in developing, implementing, and monitoring Excellence and Equity Plans (EEP).
  • Design and implement meaningful and targeted professional learning for school leaders (e.g., Network Leadership and Collaboration meetings).


Effective Professional Learning Community (PLC) Model in Every School

Engagement – Cooperative Meetings



John Goldhardt
John Goldhardt Executive Director-School Leadership and Performance

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Brian Conley Network Director-East Send Brian Conley a Message
Rebecca Pittam Network Director-Highland Send Rebecca Pittam a Message
Christopher Gesteland Network Director-West Send Christopher Gesteland a Message
Missy Mackay-Whiteurs Director-District-Wide Athletics and Coordinator-Title One Send Missy Mackay-Whiteurs a Message
Theresa Mbaku Director I- Certified Send Theresa Mbaku a Message
Stacey Briggs Director II-Certified Send Stacey Briggs a Message
Angelina Tovar Admin Assistant - Department Send Angelina Tovar a Message
Gwen Servan-Hensley Admin Assistant To Executive Director Send Gwen Servan-Hensley a Message
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