Your Crescendo Proposal to redefinED Atlanta Strategic Plan

K-12 education policy issues

Atlanta Public Schools While leading delivering of key district strategic initiatives in the midst of a cheating scandal, the leader and the strategic program and project delivery team found themselves working through abysmal morale. We facilitated a series of Finding Your Forte starting with the key leader and then her team. This energy carried over into the entire district when the new superintendent embraced StrengthsFinder as a strategic thrust to ‘Focus on What’s Strong instead of What’s Wrong’. This helped them navigate beyond the scandal, and now every teacher and staff knows their strength from StrengthsFinder and the use them in everyday education processes and support.

SLAM! Academy Atlanta In a high stakes team building and strategic plan development retreat, a soon-to-launch charter school had a contentious relationship between its board (mostly African-American) and the foundation/funders (mostly Latino) that provide the blueprint for the school. By starting with connecting their purpose to the school mission allowing them to more meaningfully get to know each other and then work together to plan the strategic articulation’s implementation.

Middle Tennessee State University Teacher Preparation Strategy We partnered with MTSU, the largest teacher preparation provider in the state, and Tennessee SCORE to develop a new approach to teacher preparation, using a collaborative approach to strategy development which includes deep and authentic engagement of the MTSU faculty, staff and community involvement in and affected by this important effort.



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