Supporting Statewide Systems in Missouri

R12CC continues to work with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to achieve a goal of supporting at least 50% of Missouri’s principals through the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS). Recent capacity building services have included facilitating monthly executive leadership forums for superintendents, conducting an exploration of hybrid learning formats, and developing

2021-10-29T12:27:40-04:00October 29th, 2021|Missouri|

Voices from the Field: An Interview with Paul Katnik from MO DESE

Voices from the Field spotlights stakeholders in Region 12 and their work to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. R12CC is privileged to collaborate with and share the insights of Paul Katnik, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Educator Quality at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). What is the Missouri

2021-10-26T13:23:59-04:00October 26th, 2021|Blog, Missouri, News|

Leading During Period of Uncertainty: Building Capacity for Guiding Change

This past August, in response to the rapidly changing context of delivering education during COVID-19, Region 12 Comprehensive Center launched a monthly forum to engage Kansas school superintendents in conversations about leading change in times of uncertainty. Facilitated by Bryan Goodwin, CEO of McREL International, and Bill Slotnik, CEO of the Community Training and Assistance

2021-07-19T14:57:44-04:00May 26th, 2021|Kansas, Missouri, News|

Supporting Statewide Efforts in Principal Leadership and Formative Assessment

R12CC works with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to support two projects—the Missouri Leadership Development System and the Missouri Common Formative Assessment. The primary goal of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is to develop and support effective school leaders across the state and throughout their careers from aspiring principals to

2021-02-18T11:32:05-05:00February 18th, 2021|Missouri|

Engaging Districts for School Progress: A Baseline Evaluation of the District Continuous Improvement Framework in Missouri

Missouri’s District Continuous Improvement (DCI) Framework integrates effective academic and behavioral practices into a framework for achieving exceptional student outcomes. Districts using the DCI Framework receive guidance, professional development, and networking opportunities which focus on building district capacity to select, implement, and evaluate evidence-based teaching practices; improve school-based

2021-02-10T12:09:18-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Missouri, News, Resources|

Year 1 Efforts Support Leadership Development Initiatives

Missouri has approximately 2,200 principals and 1,300 assistant principals, and each year approximately 1,100 educators earn an administrator certificate and 300 new principals are hired. Recognizing the essential role effective leaders play in ensuring equitable access to excellent education for all Missouri students, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is focusing on developing

2021-02-02T16:01:17-05:00November 20th, 2020|Missouri|