Evolution of Standards
2004-2005: A working group on school leadership comprised of representatives from professional organizations, advisory boards, universities, and practicing school administrators was formed and chaired by Stinson Stroup of PASA and Terry Barnaby of PSEA.
Two-fold mission: Explored relevant current research on school leadership in order to develop a coherent framework for school leaders at all levels and then designed strategies to deliver the content and experiences identified in the framework, which support good practices.
Outcome achieved: Common standards for leadership at the teacher, school-based leader, and district level; developed after an exploration of research.
Further work: In late spring 2005, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units continued to refine standards and identified 3 core standards and 6 "COROLLARY" standards, and then developed a design for implementation of the initiative. A PAIU Advisory Board and a Project Team was formed to address the PA Inspired Leadership Initiative.