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    Turnaround Principal Institute  
     
    We can read the definition of turnaround and understand it. However, how does that change occur? Organizational change always begins with people.  In the school setting, who is that agent of change?  Cross-sector research points to the principal as the primary individual who can affect change in the school. Turnaround schools are in need of a principal who possesses a unique skill set that sets them apart from other school leaders -a turnaround principal.  We at the Center for Excellence School Turnaround are excited to invite potential turnaround principals to determine if they have the pre-requisite competencies to take a school and turn it around. Through our Behavior Event Interview, (BEI) we look for these competencies and provide personalized professional development for qualifying principals.
       
      
     
     
    District Systems Review 
     
    The Region One ESC Center for Excellence in School Turnaround, in partnership with a national consulting firm has designed the District Systems Review (DSR). Through the established partnership, Region One ESC has expanded the ability to offer customized systemic support in the assessment of public education principals and districts for school turnaround programs. The DSR identifies practices that transform the system, accelerates student achievement and sustains continuous improvement.
     
    A Region One Education Service Center team will prepare a non-evaluative report which will identify key areas of strength and areas of need. The feedback your district receives can be used as a critical data point to focus the system on high priority needs that will accelerate student achievement, transform the system and promote sustainability throughout the district.