ELEVATE: Taking the Lead

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 14, 2017) – As part of an effort to provide school leaders with relevant new professional development resources, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has graduated its first class of Lead 2 Succeed (L2S) administrators. L2S is one of two leadership pilot programs the OSDE has launched in the past two years.

Through unique partnerships, the grant-funded programs – L2S and Moving UP – are laying out a path to success for administrators and future administrators by focusing on everything from instruction to community engagement.

Robin Anderson, director of teacher leader effectiveness special projects at the OSDE, says every school has at least one area of turnaround.

“There is no perfect building and not one administrator who would say we are absolutely the way we need to be and there is nothing to fix.”

That's what L2S and Moving UP are all about: equipping school leaders to effect positive change in their buildings wherever they are most needed. 

Norman High School principal Scott Beck is a recent graduate of the L2S program  – and a believer in the program’s effectiveness.

“The research with the curriculum is fantastic. It was so well balanced,” he said.

For additional information about the programs contact: 

Dr. Robyn Miller, robyn.miller@sde.ok.gov
Robin Anderson, robin.anderson@sde.ok.gov
Jason Perez, jason.perez@sde.ok.gov

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Last updated on March 14, 2017