The 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.