VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS

Virginia Superintendents Leadership Academy

Curriculum Concepts


Profile of a Virginia Education Leader

Virginia education leaders work through an equity lens for deeper learning by building personal skills, growth mindsets, attitudes & values

Vision, Values & Culture - Leaders & Vision

Knowledge

  • Broad based content knowledge
  • Pedagogy
  • Strategic thinking and management process
  • Change process
  • Systems thinking
  • Transformational use of data Cultural continuum

Skills

  • Communication
  • Strategic agility
  • Culture building
  • Decision making
  • Bias for action
  • Perspective consciousness
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Taking a disciplined strategic approach

Disposition

  • Inquiry minded
  • Learner-centered
  • Optimism
  • Self-awareness
  • Diplomacy
  • Courage
  • Embraces and celebrates differences
  • Integrity
Capacity Building - Leaders & Others

Knowledge

  • Designs for collaborative communities of learning and practice
  • Learning theory
  • Professional learning and development with purpose
  • Talent management

Skills

  • Cultivating leadership in others
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Digital literacy
  • Priority Setting
  • Coaching
  • Supervision
  • Evaluation

Disposition

  • Self-development
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Action oriented
  • Empathy
  • Trust
Shared Responsibility - Leadership & Systems

Knowledge

  • Science of motivation and engagement
  • How to build, manage, and leverage teams for both internal and external stakeholder-driven engagement
  • Well-defined research-based models and processes for school improvement and transformation
  • Strategic collection and use of data
  • Systems of support

Skills

  • Influential communicator
  • Active listening
  • Fostering lateral connections for dialogue and learning
  • Mentoring
  • Conflict management
  • Collaborative

Disposition

  • Transparency
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Humility

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