published by Public Impact
"This guide aims to help districts attempting turnarounds understand the underlying characteristics of leaders likely to succeed in this unique context, based on the best available research to date. As more schools attempt turnarounds, increasingly accurate, detailed descriptions of leaders who are successful in this context will be possible.
"This is a companion guide to several other documents related to selecting leaders and teachers for turnaround schools. All of these guides seek to clarify the most critical competencies – or patterns of thinking, feeling, speaking and acting – that enable people to be successful in attempts to transform schools from failure to excellence quickly and dramatically.
"This guide provides leader competency definitions, school examples, and detailed levels of increasingly effective competence. For more specific information about how to select school leaders for turnaround schools, see Leaders for School Turnarounds: Selection Toolkit. For
information about teacher competencies and teacher selection in turnaround schools, see Teachers for School Turnarounds: Competencies for Success and Teachers for School Turnarounds: Selection Toolkit. With the right tools and processes, competencies are strong predictors of work performance and can be very effective guideposts for selection, professional development, promotion, outplacement and pay."