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MY BELIEFS AND REFLECTIONS
I believe in working closely and collaboratively with the leadership team, administration association, executive, division office staff, department staff and school based staff to develop a shared vision with long term, big picture perspectives. Sharing and understanding the district’s vision and goals is critical in planning for meaningful and effective use of teaching and learning. Involvement in providing feedback and direction at the various leadership levels across the organization in how the district can move forward in implementing the vision helps ensure that all tools and strategies around learning are used in powerful ways.
The establishment and leading of various focus groups that act as advisory groups to myself and the rest of the leadership team allows us to facilitate a collaborative process of gathering input into how emerging educational resources can be used in the learning environment. Strong coordination and fostering a relationship among technology, assessment, curriculum, instruction, student services, business services, transportation and facility areas is essential to ensuring we work jointly to achieve district goals.
Ensuring that the various stakeholders understand change processes and change theory is important in order to effectively deal with ambiguity, expectations, and communication issues.
COMMENTS FROM COLLEAGUES
Mark - you clearly understand WCPS's vision and all of your efforts align with this. This is evident in all of your work on a very consistent basis.
Mark puts great purpose and thought into all that he does. Everything he does relates to the goals of the district and furthering educational goals.
~School Assistant Principal
Mark has always been supportive, helpful and strives to make classroom technology seamless for teachers. Mark has always put student learning at the forefront of any endeavor that his department takes on.
~Division Learning Coach
You have maintained a consistent focus on technology as a learning tool, not an end unto itself. I greatly appreciate your focus and your willingness to consider alternate approaches.
We are very fortunate to have Mark's tireless approach when it comes to supporting the larger district. Mark has demonstrated a willingness to take risks that are not only well thought out and logical but also timely in moving forward with a purposeful 21st century district vision in Wolf Creek.
~Division Office Colleague
I see you as a visionary for Wolf Creek Public Schools. You have a vision for the district and are extremely committed to the district. You command a great deal of respect, and give it back at the same time. You are an great mentor for us in the district.
~School Assistant Principal