Executive Leadership Coaching and Mentoring

The purpose of Executive Support and Organizational Development is to help ensure the success of the superintendent and leadership team by providing an experienced, trusted, knowledgeable, and confidential facilitator and coach. In this role Dr. AlAn Rogers will review, assess, and as appropriate, will:

· Provide strategic advice to increase student achievement, close achievement gaps and increase the graduation rate

· Share technical advice to implement strategies

· Provide advice to navigate the cultural, political and relationship issues that may impact achievement of the school district’s agenda

· Develop the internal capacity of the organization to address challenges

· Help think through difficult issues and decisions, anticipate problem areas, and provide alternate strategies or perspectives on issues

· Serve as sounding board for new ideas, goal setting and initiative development

· Provide constructive feedback on the skills, behaviors, and actions of the superintendent and leadership team

· Guide toward valuable resources

· Serve as a wise and trusted confidante during stressful times

· Help individuals see their current role in the context of their life and career

· Work with the leadership team to help them develop and more effectively support the superintendent

· Assist the leadership team in creating a senior leadership pipeline

Background

Dr. Al Rogers’ professional background includes:

· Successful experience as a superintendent and senior cabinet member in complex school systems of varying sizes, geography, and socioeconomic and

demographic makeup

· Business experience at a high level

· Competence in and understanding of the varied responsibilities of the superintendency, as expressed in a variety of leadership situations

· Organizational savvy; ability to transfer experience across organizations

· Ability to zero in on the vital elements of complex problems and summarize succinctly

· Trustworthiness; ability to maintain commitments and confidentiality

· Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and facilitation skills

· Compassionate, empathetic, and frank

Responsibilities

Dr. Alan Rogers will:

· Meet with the superintendent and leadership team members as agreed

· Regular telephone and email consultation as needed

· Assist in preparation for the superintendent’s evaluation process if requested

· Advise as to the most effective and efficient structure of the leadership team

· Facilitate a leadership team retreat for the superintendent, if requested

· Meet with the superintendent or designee to customize the executive support and organizational development of senior leadership team members to meet the

specific needs of the school district, potential topics include but are not limited to:

o Implementing an aligned system: vision, mission, theory of action, policies, strategic plan, budget, accountability system and evaluation

o Creating the climate and culture, and putting in place systems, processes, and structures, to increase student achievement and to close gaps in student

achievement

o Implementing balanced accountability systems

o Differentiated resource utilization, including people, time, technology, and dollars to support schools

o Effective principal supervision and support

o Transformational central office support of teaching and learning

o Developing successful team practices

o Empowering coaching and mentoring

· The Superintendent and leadership team will:

o Meet with Dr. Rogers as agreed

o Take advantage of the experience and expertise of Al Rogers throughout the year via regular telephone, “zoom”, and email interactions

o Schedule board retreats, as may be needed. Al Rogers may be used as the facilitator for these retreats

o Consider using Al Rogers to facilitate the superintendent’s evaluation process at the end of the first year, if appropriate.

Clients and References

AR Leadership Partners’ clients include large and small school district leaders and numerous education related organizations.

Clientele of Al Rogers have included:

  • The Sacramento County Office of Education

  • Elverta Joint Elementary School District

  • SCOE School of Education

  • Alpha Charter School

  • The Jerry Manuel Foundation

  • The Edutainment Pros

  • Stanford University School Redesign Network

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Thomas Edison Charter Academy

  • The Sunnyside Unified School District

  • New Technology Foundation

  • Larry Stupski Foundation

  • National College for School Leadership (UK)

  • Friendship Public Charter Schools

  • Flintridge Foundation

  • Austin Independent School District

  • Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

  • HOPE Foundation


Contact ARLP to get started!

916.284.5060

al@arleadership.org

rebekahrogers@arleadership.org