GRREC represents the district partner in Western Kentucky University’s (UPPI) University Principal Preparation Initiative received in October 2016 from the Wallace Foundation. The UPPI builds on 15 years of Wallace-supported research and experience about what makes for effective principals and their pre-service university training. Four years will be spent with WKU working closely with GRREC superintendents, KY's Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to redesign their principal preparation program to improve the effectiveness of school principals. This initiative has the ability to impact schools and school leaders across the region and state for years to come.
A Day at Wallace, August 2017 - A day to visit the Wallace Foundation in their main office in New York to highlight and share the work. Those attending were WKU, GRREC, District Superintendents & EPSB.
GRREC is currently working collaboratively with superintendents and leadership teams from five local school districts, WKU, EPSB and KDE to develop a Leader Tracking System (LTS), aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. The Leader Tracking System will create an integrated data system that will provide feedback to WKU on their principal preparation program and help improve the effectiveness of school leaders, as it creates opportunities for continuous improvement at the university level. The LTS will also create a leadership pipeline at the district level, supporting data collection on leaders and aspiring school leaders’ experience, performance, competencies, and professional growth, allowing school districts to better identify, support and retain effective school leaders. The Leader Tracking System will serve as the data system, giving consistent, reliable, and efficient access to our districts enabling them to better identify high-quality leadership candidates earlier in their career.
Leader Tracking System Vision Statement: Our vision is to create an integrated data Leader Tracking System that will improve the effectiveness of school leaders and provide feedback to Western Kentucky University on principal preparation, recruitment, placement, and retention. The LTS will create a leadership pipeline which includes data on aspiring school leaders’ experience, performance, competencies, and professional growth, allowing school districts to better identify, support, and retain effective school leaders.
Bowling Green Independent - Daviess County - Owensboro Independent - Simpson County - Warren County
Districts collaborate to identify school leader skills and dispositions using data points for the leader tracking system from districts, WKU, EPSB & KDE.
Owensboro & Daviess
Bowling Green & Simpson
RAND, GRREC, KDE, & EPSB