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Kim Assenso, MAT

Support File for ELCC Standard 1

A building-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student
by collaboratively facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of
a shared school vision of learning through the collection and use of data to identify school goals,
assess organizational effectiveness, and implement school plans to achieve school goals;
promotion of continual and sustainable school improvement; and evaluation of school progress,
revision of school plans supported by school-based stakeholders and local agencies. In so doing,
the building level leader ensures effective and ample use of technology in establishing,
implementing, evaluating, and improving a vision of learning.

Standard Artifact/Activity Reflection Source (Course)


Element

1.1, 1.2 Program In this assignment, I worked on EA 7730


Assessment evaluating the College, Career,
Community and Writer’s Program
(C3WP), which is a National
Writing Program that will be
implemented into our reading
program this 2017-2018 school
year. The program is being
evaluated for its effectiveness.

1.3, 1.4 Pontiac Middle My participation on both leadership


School Building teams gave me opportunity to
Turnaround collaborate with various levels of
Network & District the organization to problem-solve
Turnaround and make decisions regarding areas
Network Leader- of concerns such as test scores,
ship Teams climate and culture, attendance,
etc.….

1.2, 1.3 Testing, In this assignment, my goal and EA 7750


Measurement, and desire were to deepen my
Data Analysis understanding of the Northwest
Evaluation Assessment (NWEA) so
that I may better understand how to
contribute to closing the
achievement gap for my students
and aid teachers, parents, and the
community in my school district.
Kim Assenso, MAT

My participation in the
WebEx meetings and on-line
discussion boards, gave me an
opportunity to listen to and learn the
views and opinions of others as it
relates to testing, measurement, and
data analysis of various forms of
educational assessments that they
have experienced as well as share
my views and experiences.

1.1 Journal #1 This journal entry reflects on the EA 7720-School


fact that I had no idea what my as a Formal
school mission statement is. After Organization
reading about principle 1,
“Common Mission, Vision, Values,
Goals”, in the book, Failure Is Not
an Option, by author Alan
Blankstein, I asked myself, "How
do I know if my school is fulfilling
its' mission"? Does my school's
mission statement answer the four
critical questions that should be
addressed in it? as mentioned in
chapter 5.

1.1, 1.3 Journal #2 In this journal, I reflect on how EA 7720-School


training for various programs as a Formal
brought into our school would be Organization
provided but would not be
implemented. With the need to
increase reading and writing skills
as well as reading scores on the M-
Step and NWEA tests, and with the
need to address learning disabilities
of seventh graders, the Reading
Department is trying new programs
this school year, particularly,
College, Career, Community
&Writing Program (C3WP).
Kim Assenso, MAT

1.3 Journal #3 In this journal, I reflect on the fact EA 7720-School


that as an effective leader, one as a Formal
needs to be able to see things from Organization
multiple perspectives, lens, or
frames, which would allow one to
be creative and flexible in what they
think or do.

1.4 Six Principles Completing this assignment, gave EA 7720-School


Analysis (FNO) me the opportunity to see how the as a Formal
Pontiac School District and the Organization
Pontiac Middle School Literacy
Program align with Blankstein’s six
principles. I was able to gain great
insight into the strengths and
weaknesses of the middle school
and its’ literacy program. I was also
able to gain knowledge of what
student achievement looks like in
high performing schools.
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, Facilitated Staff As the leader of a Leadership Pontiac Middle
1.4, 1.5 Meeting Academic Action Team, I gave a School
presentation on Reading Across
(Presentation on Content Areas at staff meeting,
Reading Across providing staff with reading
Content Areas) strategies that can be used in any
curriculum.
1.1 -1.5 Galileo Leadership Professional development through Galileo
Academy cohort experience to develop Leadership
teacher leaders.
Academy
Kim Assenso, MAT

Support File for ELCC Standard 2

A building-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student
by sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning through
collaboration, trust, and a personalized learning environment with high expectations for students;
creating and evaluating a comprehensive, rigorous and coherent curricular and instructional
school program; developing and supervising the instructional and leadership capacity of school
staff; and promoting the most effective and appropriate technologies to support teaching and
learning within a school environment.

Standard Artifact/Activity Reflection Source (Course)


Element

2.1-2.5 Galileo Leadership Professional development through Galileo


Academy cohort experience to develop teacher Leadership
leaders. Academy

2.4 Tech Tool The tech tool assignment gave me an EA 7720- School
Presentation opportunity to learn of various tech as a Formal
tools that I, as an educational leader Organization
can use for professional development
and school improvement purposes
while promoting student achievement
through the use of technology.

2.2 Webster Case This was an opportunity to lead out and EA 8820-Human
Analysis support a new principal and test my Resource
leadership abilities Management &
Supervision

2.3 New Teacher Developing a plan to improve how new EA 8820-


Induction teachers should be supported and Human
mentored gave me opportunity to be Resource
familiar with the process, resources, Management &
and needs of teachers that will Supervision
contribute to their success.

2.3 Interview with I gained insight on the involvement of EA 8820-


principal the principal in the hiring process and Human
on her support of teachers. Resource
Management &
Supervision
Kim Assenso, MAT

Support File for ELCC Standard 3

A building-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student
by ensuring the management of the school organization, operation, and resources through
monitoring and evaluation of teachers, school management and operational systems; efficiently
using human, fiscal, and technological resources in a school environment; promoting and
protecting the welfare and safety of school students and staff; developing school capacity for
distributed leadership; and ensuring that teacher and organizational time is focused to support
high-quality instruction and student learning.

Standard Artifact/Activity Reflection Source (Course)


Element

3.1-3.5 Galileo Leadership Professional development through Galileo


cohort experience to develop teacher Leadership
Academy leaders. Academy

3.1, 3.2 Teacher Retention This presented an opportunity for me to EA 8820-


Proposal give insight and solutions on a matter Human
that I am very passionate about since it Resource
affects my district deeply. Management &
Supervision

3.5 4 Frames Analysis This assignment created an opportunity EA 7720-School


for me to gain insights of all aspects of as a Formal
a school and to get the big picture Organization
through various lenses of how schools
function as an organization.

3.1-3.3 Article Review- This was a valuable assignment EA 748


Crisis because it gave insight on the
Communication in importance of handling communication
a Digital World in a crisis. Leaders must be creative
and quick in handling communications.

3.1-3.3 Administrative A glance at the current budget to see EA 8840-School


Staffing Levels- how staffing levels would affect the Business
How does it Affect budget enabled me identify concerns Management
the Budget? and find possible solutions.
Kim Assenso, MAT

Support File for ELCC Standard 4

A building-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student
by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community
interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources on behalf of the school by collecting
and analyzing information pertinent to improvement of the school’s educational environment;
promoting an understanding, appreciation, and use of the diverse cultural, social, and intellectual
resources within the school community; building and sustaining positive school relationships
with families and caregivers; and cultivating productive school relationships with community
partners. In so doing, the building level leader ensures effective and ample use of technology in
collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests
and needs, and mobilizing community resources.

Standard Artifact/Activity Reflection Source (Course)


Element

4.1-4.5 Galileo Leadership Professional development through Galileo


Academy cohort experience to develop teacher Leadership
leaders. Academy

4.4 Action Research Evaluating the C3WP writing program EA 8995


for its effectiveness gave me a better
understanding of the program and
increased my joy in teaching it. Being
able to conduct research is a valuable
tool that is a must have.

4.1, 4.3 Assessment: What This activity allowed me the EA 7720


Parents Need to opportunity to see how important it is
Know to find ways to involve parents in their
child’s education and how important it
is to be proactive and communicative.
Kim Assenso, MAT

Support File for ELCC Standard 5

A building-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student
by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner to ensure a school system of
accountability for every student’s academic and social success by modeling school principles of
self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior as related to their roles
within the school; safeguarding the values of democracy, equity, and diversity within the school;
evaluating the potential moral and legal consequences of decision making in the school; and
promoting social justice within the school to ensure that individual student needs inform all
aspects of schooling.

Standard Artifact/Activity Reflection Source (Course)


Element

5.1-5.5 Galileo Leadership Professional development through Galileo


Academy cohort experience to develop teacher Leadership
leaders. Academy
5.1, 5.2 Journal #4 This assignment provided me with an EA 7720- School
opportunity to reflect on my beliefs, as a Formal
Ethical Belief ethics and attributes that motivates me Organization
Statements to be a beacon of hope to others as well
as to myself. I reflected on who I am as
a person, teacher leader, and
educational leader.

5.1 -5.5 Supreme Court I had not given much thought as to how EA7780-
Case Paper-Morse much the law is tied to education. It is Educational Law
vs. Frederick important to know the law, your rights
and the rights of others, and how that
governs our actions and affect the
choices we make within the
educational system.

5.1-5.5 Sutton vs. Johnny Given the chance to learn about due EA 7780-
Joker process and to see how the law is Educational Law
intertwined in the work that leaders do
was enlightening.
Kim Assenso, MAT

Support File for ELCC Standard 6

A building-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student
by understanding, responding to, advocating for student learning, and influencing the larger
political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context through advocating for school students,
families, and caregivers; acting to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting
student learning in a school environment; and anticipating and assessing emerging trends and
initiatives in order to adapt school-based leadership strategies.

Standard Artifact/Activity Reflection Source (Course)


Element

6.2 Journal #5 I have gained a repertoire of strategies, EA 7720-School


tools, knowledge of principles and as a Formal
frames, what it takes to be an effective Organization
leader, to see what the makeup of the
educational system looks like as a
highly effective entity and
understanding of how organizations are
run, and an understanding of schools
and the various systems that exist
within the organizations. I reflected on
the opportunity to examine and
understand who I am as a leader and
educator, understand what my core
values, beliefs and ethics are, and
understand how I, as an effective
leader, will influence others.
6.1 Issue Analysis & I was able to focus on an issue near and EA 7940-
Management Plan dear to my heart. I learned that when School/Communi
you are faced with issues, all is not ty Development
lost, because there are opportunities to
do something about it by identifying
the issue and developing a plan to
address it.

6.1, 6.2 Four Frames This assignment created an opportunity EA 7720-School


Analysis for me to gain insights of all aspects of as a Formal
a school and to get the big picture Organization
through various lenses of how schools’
function as an organization.

6.3 Proposal A Knowing how schools are funded is EA 8840-School


very important for every leader to Business
Kim Assenso, MAT

know and understand. Before this Management


class, I didn’t know much about school
funding. This topic is on the forefront
of most stakeholders’ minds and will
be for some time until there is equality,
equity and adequacy in funding of
schools that is fair for everyone.

6.3 Interview with Finances is not something that is easily EA 8840 School
Interim Budget discussed when there isn’t much in the Business
Director budget to take care of much needed Management
items. I now understand the kinds of
decisions that are made and who makes
them, as well as the state of my
district’s budget.

5.1-5.5 Supreme Court I had not given much thought as to how EA 7780-
Case Paper-Morse much the law is tied to education. It is Educational Law
vs. Frederick important to know the law, your rights
and the rights of others, and how that
governs our actions and affect the
choices we make within the
educational system.
Kim Assenso, MAT

Support File for ELCC Standard 7

A building-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student
through a substantial and sustained educational leadership internship experience that has school-
based field experiences and clinical internship practice within a school setting and is monitored
by a qualified, on-site mentor.

Standard Artifact/Activity Reflection Source (Course)


Element

7.1 – 7.3 Field Report This report gives a detailed account of EA 7950 & 8950-
where my internship took place, Internship
mentor information, and my school and Experience I &
district info. II

7.1 – 7.3 Reflective Essay Reflecting on my internship experience EA 7950 & 8950-
gave me the opportunity to consider the Internship
vast amount of learning that has Experience I &
occurred and to really see the amount II
of work that I do daily. It allowed me
to realize my involvement in many
decisions that are made and how I
actually get to make a difference in the
lives of others through my actions and
decisions.

7.1 – 7.3 Internship Plan I created this plan along with my EA 7950 & 8950-
mentor. My participation on both Internship
leadership teams, Building Turnaround Experience I &
Network and District Turnaround II
Network, allowed me to accomplish
most items on my plan. It also allowed
me to work closely with my mentor
(principal), since she is also on both
leadership teams.

7.1 – 7.3 Internship Log Creating this log allowed me the EA 7950 & 8950-
opportunity to reflect and take notice to Internship
just what I do in detail. Experience I &
II

7.3 Galileo Reflection This reflection sums up the substantial Galileo


learning that occurred in this Leadership
Kim Assenso, MAT

professional development through Academy


cohort experience to develop teacher
leaders.

7.1 – 7.3 ELCC Support This file is a summation of documents EA 7950 & 8950-
File and artifacts as evidence of substantial Internship
learning that occurred in this internship Experience I &
experience. II

7.1 – 7.3 Pre/Post Surveys The surveys allowed me the EA 7950 & 8950-
opportunity to track and reflect on my Internship
growth in the seven ELCC Standards. Experience I &
II

7.1 – 7.3 Pre/Post Mentor My mentor could also provide her EA 7950 & 8950-
insight on my growth in the seven Internship
Surveys ELCC Standards. Having her insight Experience I &
on my growth allows me to confirm II
what I think about my growth and see
areas that might need improving.