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About Us...
Strong instructional leaders use a variety of tools to support teacher growth in alignment with their campus academic vision, the primary of which is the observation/feedback cycle. This is a cyclical process in which the campus leader acts as a coach, continually observing teacher practice and giving ongoing feedback to support teachers in their pursuit of short term and long term instructional goals. The development of instructional leadership around the observation/feedback cycle would include intentional training, along with ongoing opportunities for job-embedded practice and feedback.
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Janet Thornton
Educational Specialist 
EM: jthornton@esc17.net
PN: 806-281-5881
Important Resources
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ESC-17 Principal's Academy
Each year, Region 17 offers a series of four leadership development sessions for principals and assistant principals. Topics include instructional leadership, personnel management, best practices for organizing your work, time management skills, accountability, targeted school improvement, building & maintaining a healthy school culture, etc.

For more information about purchasing this contract for your school leaders, contact Janet Thornton.
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First-Time Administrators Academy
ESC-17’s  First-Time Administrator Academy is a 4-session series designed for principals and assistant principals with less than three years’ experience. Principals and assistant principals who attend will receive professional development hours that can be counted toward fulfillment of new principal induction requirements as specified in TAC 241.25. FTAA allows participants to form collaborative relationships with other new administrators and to learn campus leadership skills. Admission to FTAA is included with the Principals Academy contract, and contract holders may attend both Principals Academy and First-Time Administrators Academy. 

For more information about FTAA, contact Janet Thornton.
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