A Systems-Based Approach to School Leadership
Authors: Carrie Rosebrock and Sarah Henry
This book is an invitation for school leaders and district teams to align their arrows, simplify their vision, and ultimately empower their teachers to be true experts of learning. Although learning is the intended goal of our educational system, all too often, initiative fatigue clouds the focus and creates inequitable learning experiences for our students.
In Arrows: A Systems-Based Approach to School Leadership, Henry and Rosebrock unpack their district's experience of creating and maintaining a culture dedicated to student and teacher learning. It's an educational good-to-great story resulting in higher achievement, together.
What Others are Saying
In Arrows, Rosebrock and Henry provide an inspiring account of how schools can achieve exceptional results--when everyone in the system focuses, unswervingly, on the improvement of curriculum and instruction.
– Mike Schmoker, author of "Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning"
Where do I begin?
Utilize the Align Your Arrows initiative fatigue assessment tool
Participate in Group Dynamics Exercise with your staff or team
Review the 4 Bases of PLC: What base are you on and why?
for each PLC
View the Sample Curriculum Mapping Process
Use Coaching a PLC resources to guide your teams
Carrie Rosebrock is a Professional Learning Specialist for the Central Indiana Educational Service Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She teaches and presents at schools and centers across the state. Before joining the CIESC team, she served as the Secondary English Administrator for Brownsburg Community School Corporation. She works with schools to improve their PLC processes, instructional leadership, curriculum and assessment development, and teacher leadership.
Carrie earned her undergraduate degree in Secondary English Education from Indiana University and earned her Masters in School Administration from Butler University. She currently lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with her husband Brad, and their two children, Grace and Will.
Sarah Henry is the Secondary Science Administrator for Browns- burg Community School Corp-oration where she works with secondary science teachers to improve curriculum, instruction, assessment, and PLC processes. She has presented workshops at the local, state, and national levels as well as educational consulting for districts around the state. She has taught aspiring educational leaders, as an adjunct professor, in the area of Assessing for Learning for several years.
Sarah earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a Secondary endorsement in Science from Butler University and earned her Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis. She currently lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with her husband Erik, and their two children, Jenna and Brennan.