Coming together for excellence

After a three-day summer summit, Dallas ISD principals are more than ready to welcome students and staff back to campus.

On the first day of the summit, principals gathered at W.H. Adamson High School, where Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde and other district leaders shared words of encouragement. Campus leaders also explored the “Essential Four” of leadership: equity, curriculum, instruction and literacy. The Essential Four were derived from “Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement” by Mike Schmoker, who was the event’s keynote speaker. 

Over the remaining days, principals and assistant principals gathered by networks at seven sites across the district to receive professional development in reading language arts, math, science and social studies curriculum. They also chose from 16 “choose your own adventure” sessions and engaged in network planning and collaboration to set their campuses up for success. 

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