Leadership Development and Continuous Improvement

Central Services staffThe Office of Leadership Development and Continuous Improvement works with school and district leaders to engage in an ongoing effort to improve the services and processes of Lexington District One through data-driven, incremental improvement over time. The department helps leaders understand the practices, rules, and values of the district in pursuit of the district vision and system commitments. By collaborating across offices and schools, the team helps create coherence and streamline work, while building the leadership capacity of all school and district leaders.

The Office oversees the Lexington District One Executive Leadership Program which enhances and sustains a culture of continuous improvement system-wide. The Leadership Standards and Continuum that govern the program create a competency-based system for recruitment, selection, assessment and evaluation, development and support and advancement. The primary goals of the program are to:

  • Increase student achievement, outcomes, and opportunities by developing instructional leaders at all levels 

  • Provide equitable learning outcomes for all learners 

  • Retain high-performing employees

  • Create transparency around the development and hiring processes at all leadership levels

  • Increase staff ownership, engagement, and commitment to the development process

  • Increase the pool of prospective school and district leaders to fill vacancies in the district

Additionally, the Leadership Development and Continuous Improvement Office seeks innovative grant opportunities to support strategic initiatives, both large and small. The Coordinator of Grants works with teachers and other staff members to research funding opportunities, develop grants, and ensure the successful implementation of funded projects.

Lexington District One leadership continuum and leadership standards

Grant opportunities