September 2010

PreK-3rd: How Superintendents Lead Change

This brief highlights the leadership of three superintendents from very different districts — Montgomery County Public Schools, MD; Bremerton School District, WA; and Nooksack Valley School District, WA — who led comprehensive efforts to integrate early learning with the K-12 system to create integrated PreK-3rd grade approaches. Each of these leaders began with simple and focused visions for improving early learning within their districts; supported joint professional development partnerships between their districts and nearby early learning providers; and established clear, measurable targets that linked teaching and learning in PreK to outcomes in grade three and beyond.

Author(s): Geoff Marietta Organization: Foundation for Child Development
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