Principal Job Description
Sample job description for a high school principal that includes role mission, responsibilities, and aligned performance metrics.
Leadership Team Meeting Outcomes and Agenda
Agenda and outcomes for weekly campus leadership team meeting. The agenda includes topics with timestamps, needed tools for the meeting, and recurring meeting outcomes. In addition, it also includes the pre-work leaders complete for this meeting, including the PLC agenda leaders plan weekly.
Leadership Team Meeting Agenda (Table)
Sample agenda from “Leadership Team Outcomes and Agenda” shown in a table form that allows for note-taking, time-keeping, and organization during the meeting.
Teacher Interview Protocols
Interview protocols for a teaching candidate, modeling alignment to campus vision and values. Includes success criteria for sample lessons, teacher panel and interview.
Mentor Teacher Expectations
Sample Mentor Teacher Agreement with clearly developed responsibilities and performance expectations that can be used to train and provide feedback to mentor teachers.
Mission, Vision and Values Artifacts
These artifacts from a Texas elementary school highlight how a campus aligns their mission and vision to their culture systems and rituals, reinforcing both inclusivity as well as high expectations for students and staff.
Schoolwide Culture Routine
This video shows a schoolwide routine in action. See how a Texas middle school executes a schoolwide routine that ensures a safe and structured hallway transition.
Student Rollout: Schoolwide Culture Routine
This lesson plan from a Texas middle school is provided to teachers in order to ensure a consistent rollout of a culture system (hallway transitions) to students. The lesson plan includes the “why” for students aligned to the school’s mission, and details exactly how the culture routine should look and sound each day.
Example Lesson Plan: Elementary Math
This example elementary math lesson plan is a part of the unit plan also presented in ESF in Action. It is aligned to standards, appropriate level of rigor, and research based instructional practices.
Example Unit Plan
This is a unit plan from an elementary math curriculum aligned to the example lesson plan. The unit outlines aligned standards and specific lessons.
Summative Assessment: Elementary Math (Unit)
This elementary math assessment is aligned to the unit plan presented in ESF in Action. The assessment items vary in difficulty and format, giving a comprehensive picture of student knowledge.
Annotated Example Lesson Plan: Secondary ELA
This secondary ELA plan illustrates the success criteria of an effective lesson including alignment to standards, appropriate level of rigor, and research based instructional practices.
School Observation Tool
This resource, developed for Texas in partnership with Amplify Core Knowledge, provides a set of success criteria a school leader or outside observer can use to observe and measure the effectiveness of classroom instruction throughout a school building.
Classroom Culture Success Criteria & Artifacts
This document is provided to teachers at a Texas middle school as part of their summer professional development. The school sets success criteria for a strong classroom culture and then provides models and reflection questions for teachers to consider as they look at the artifacts.
Skill-Building Practice Labs
Examples and template for short “practice labs” to build teacher skill.
Student Work Analysis & Leader Data Meeting Preparation
This example of leader preparation for a data analysis meeting can also serve as a general template for data analysis at a teacher or teacher team level. The model shows different steps in analysis of student work (break down the standard, ID the gaps, etc). Student work samples are included.
DDI Calendar and Principal Priorities
The following document shows two examples of a leader’s planning of data driven instruction. The first is a detailed assessment calendar that includes DDI moves such as data analysis and time for reteach built around interim and state assessment dates. Additionally, the aligned principal priority plan shows how the leader plans monthly actions based on this assessment calendar.