Klaressa Howery’s

Galileo Experiences
2013 - 2015

GALILEO MISSION
The Galileo Leadership Consortium will
advance development of teacher leadership
to ensure high levels of learning for all.

Teacher Leader Model Standards
1. Fostering a Collaborative Culture
2. Accessing and Using Research to Improve Practice
3. Promoting Professional Learning for Continuous
Improvement
4. Facilitating Improvements in Instruction
5. Promoting the Use of Assessments and Data
6. Improving Outreach and Collaboration
7. Advocating for Student Learning

Outcomes
● To share what we have learned from
Galileo to improve our instruction for our
students
● To share how our Galileo experience has
helped us become teacher leaders that
will improve instruction in our buildings

Galileo Focus
YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

The focus of Galileo is
about YOU. Learning
personal and
professional growth
strategies.

The focus of Galileo is
on finding your voice
& helping others find
theirs to be a positive
influence for change.

Take Away #1: Yarrow Retreat...Time for a new growth

Galileo Teacher Leadership Networking
● 900 plus Galileo Teacher Leaders
● Consortium consists of the Tri-county area
schools and community colleges
● Utilizing fellow alumni in order to further education and
instruction
● Future of Galileo in Center Line: Create a group of
pervious and current Galileo Leaders to help the district
implement instructional and cultural change
● Serve as a mentor to the new Galileo Leaders

Compass Test:
Leadership Style

North are our HANDS that help us ACT
on our lives - to succeed in our goals.
Easts are our LEFT
hemispheres of
our Brain that
educate us, help
us weigh the pros
and cons -- and
make
responsible

Wests are our RIGHT
hemispheres of our
Brain that get us out of
our shell
and “prisons”, so that
we could begin to see
life as an adventure ...
and
start LIVING!

choices.

Souths are our Hearts that provide us love,
warmth and compassion at a time we need it the
most.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey

NEW
TOOLS

1st, 2nd, 3rd:
Personal Victory

4th, 5th, 6th:
Public Victory

Take Away #2: Teacher Leader Consortium NETWORKING

150 Plus Member Consortium...8 Schools in Macomb, 15 in Oakland, 11 in Wayne

Take Away #3:

RESOURCES
TO BE
UTILIZED

Handout: List
of Galileo
Leadership
Resources

Take Away #4: REFLECTION

“Dialogue vs. Discussion” at PLC on Homework
Homework Myths
by Dr. Cathy Vatterott
Belief #1: Homework Teaches Responsibility
Belief #2: Lots of Homework Is a Sign of a
Rigorous Curriculum.
Belief #3: Good Students Do Their
Homework.
Rethinking Our Beliefs About Homework
It is important to reflect on what we believe
about homework and how those beliefs
influence what we do in our classrooms.

WHAT I AM READING NOW...
Truth #10: LEADERSHIP IS AN AFFAIR OF THE
HEART.
Love is the soul of leadership.
Show them that you care.
Fall in love with what you do.
Promote the positive.

Take Away: SERVANT LEADERSHIP
Exemplary leaders do not place themselves at the center; they place others there.
They do not seek attention of people; they give it to others.
They do not focus on satisfying their owns aims and desires; they look for ways to
respond to the needs and interests of their constituents.

My Thinking… “The child in front of me is somebody else’s everything.”

Thanks for the Opportunity!