Winton Woods City Schools principals Danielle Wallace and Kevin Jones - both participating in the Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation, & Instructional Improvement (OLi4) project - credit State Support Team (SST) region 13 coach Karen Lehmkuhl with helping them reflect on their own practice and learn how to more effectively support teacher learning.
"We have the opportunity to be challenged to think outside the box and are supported in always asking the right questions and being reflective," said Wallace.
Jones added, "We get real-time feedback on work that matters."
In nearby Clermont Northeastern Local Schools (CNE), principals and assistant principals of each of the district' four schools, along with central office representatives, are also participating in OLi4 and receiving coaching support from Lehmkuhl. CNE Superintendent Mike Brandt views participation in OLi4 as one part of the district' strategic effort to improve instructional capacity and continuous learning on the part of students and staff by using the OIP.
"The conversation is shifting to a focus on instruction," observed Brandt who joined the district last year after having served as superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools and other districts in Ohio and Kentucky.
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