Identifying, Selecting, and Retaining School Turnaround Leaders: How-To Modules

To date, the range of efforts to turn around the nation’s low-performing schools has shown mixed results. A significant part of the challenge has been the lack of turnaround leaders available to lead these schools. To help school districts find candidates with the competencies necessary for the job of school turnaround leader, the four-agency partnership is producing and distributing a professional learning module on these three topics:

  1. Understanding Turnaround Leader Competencies

  2. Recruiting and Selecting Turnaround Leaders

  3. Developing and Retaining Turnaround Leaders

The materials may be used and adapted to fit the needs of any given state or local context. The four organizations releasing today’s materials recommend a comprehensive and systemic approach to addressing the leadership challenge.