Leadership in School Turnaround

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Since student learning depends so heavily on visionary leadership, we believe it is vital to address the principal’s role in turning around severely underperforming schools.  In this paper—the second installment in our School Turnaround Model Series—we outline three specific behaviors that school leaders can implement to make the impact that research has proven possible: 1) defining and communicating a vision, 2) ensuring high-impact teaching, and 3) creating and leading teams.

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Dr. Trent Kaufman

Senior Partner and CEO

Dr. Trent Kaufman is Co-founderPartner, and CEO of Cicero GroupTrent’s areas of expertise include K-20 education, quantitative and qualitative research methodology, performance management, strategy, and sales and marketing analytics.  Among his teams and clients, Trent is known for developing sophisticated systems to enable the use of performance data to maximize individual and team performance at organizations of varied purpose and form.