Piedmont School Has a Compelling Mission

Posted by Scott Barron on Apr 20, 2021 8:05:53 AM

I read lots of mission statements.
Perhaps that sounds a bit weird, but the mission statement can be an interesting view inside what's going on deep inside the organization.

The Piedmont School has a concise, clear, and compelling mission that really caught my attention during our Board and Leadership Retreat together over the weekend. 

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Tags: Board Culture, Professional Development, Leadership Retreat, Board Retreat

5 PD Standards to Grow Enrollment and Culture

Posted by Scott Barron on Feb 26, 2021 5:04:04 PM

It's likely that you became an education leader because you know that learning is a lifelong journey. You also realize that talented, energized, engaged educators are the most effective way to grow enrollment and culture.

But how do you invest your training budget to get the best results? How do you develop that continuous improvement mindset? Consider these Five PD Growth Standards to evaluate the effectiveness of your training.

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Tags: Professional Development, School Improvement

Learning to Love Educators

Posted by Scott Barron on Feb 19, 2021 4:07:42 PM

Tammy and I enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day touring the vineyards of North Georgia. Not the same as Tuscany or Napa Valley, but the mountain terrain was beautiful and the food was delicious. 

Learning to love educators is a crucial part of growing as a school leader--and it's crucial in your quest to achieve sustainable excellence

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Tags: School Growth, Faculty, Professional Development

Celebrating Courageous School Leaders in 2020

Posted by Scott Barron on Jan 27, 2020 8:34:28 AM

It kind of sounds like a joke--school leaders from Catholic schools, Christian schools, and independent nonreligious schools walked into a bar.... Actually it was a training room at Woodward Academy in Atlanta where we were Getting R.A.D. (Radically Against Dysfunction)

That's the real joy of our work, supporting the growth goals of educators who have the courage to make hard decisions and develop the disciplines of effective school leadership. 

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Tags: Professional Development, Strategy

Organizationally Healthy Schools Grow Faster and More Effectively

Posted by Scott Barron on Jul 15, 2019 11:01:00 AM

Schools that develop the disciplines of organizational health, leadership capacity, and continuous improvement achieve significantly higher growth rates. This holds true for schools across all genres of education. Join us on September 9th, for a special professional development opportunity available to schools in Georgia.

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Tags: Professional Development

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