Darden Curry PLE

Darden/Curry PLE Beliefs

PLE programs, including the UVA School Turnaround Specialist Programs, are designed based on these foundational beliefs:

  • High-impact leadership is a primary lever to drive student outcomes and a necessary component of any school transformation.
  • Reexamining school system practice is key to any major school transformation effort.
  • Organizational transformation must be collaborative.
  • There is no one formula for school transformation.
  • Sustained change requires embedded, ongoing support, accountability and capacity-building.
  • Excellent schools have a relentless focus on addressing individual teacher and student needs and learning from assessment and behavioral data.
  • Teacher effectiveness at scale is dependent on organizational leadership, talent management and support.
  • Student achievement must be the determining indicator of success for any education leadership program.

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