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Superintendent Nancy McGinley shared that Evidence-Based Leadership helps her district, its leaders, teachers, and students get better at what they do (McGinley, WRIE 2012 Presentation). Why is it important to get better? McGinley shares three reasons:

Improve Teacher and Student Performance with New Standards

Want Schools to be Asset to Community

It’s what’s Right

The second reason, wanting Charleston County schools to an asset to the community, is explained further by McGinley in the video below:

Dr. McGinley and her colleagues at Charleston County School District have embraced Evidence-Based Leadership practices that focus on aligning goals, behaviors, and processes to guarantee leadership excellence, improved customer relations, and organizational outcomes. Results are evidenced in the district’s state report card.

EBL Makes Sense (Charleston)

As district leaders and teachers in Charleston engage in Evidence-Based Leadership practices that help to increase student learning and parent satisfaction results – both key principles making up school accountability systems – they are also developing a relationship with them and, in turn, becoming an asset to the community.



Learn more about executing a vision for achieving excellence from Dr. Nancy McGinley, Superintendent of Charleston County School District, and her colleagues when they discuss “District Support Services to Schools – Diagnosing, Acting, and Validating, at What’s Right in Education 2013. Learn from them and connect with other high performing educational leaders, and discuss how to set board and superintendent measures and cascade those across all levels of leadership in the district; identify what “right” looks like in service excellence; and become part of a district leadership collaborative.

Dr. Nancy McGinley is Superintendent of Charleston County School District. The video clip is from What’s Right in Education 2012. See other videos from last year’s event here. For more information or to register for the 2013 event in Atlanta (October 21-23) visit http://studereducation.com/wrie2013.

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