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 District Alignment Coach and the owner of Rosebrock Consulting, INC. With a background in teams, systems, literacy, and leadership, she coaches and guides schools and districts across the United States. Carrie has also served as a professional learning specialist for the Central Indiana Education Services Center as well as the Secondary English Administrator for Brownsburg Community School Corporation. Arrows details the story of how Brownsburg transformed from "good" to "great" by implementing systems of collaboration with fidelity. Carrie also serves as an adjunct professor for Butler University's Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals, or EPPSP.
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 began in the classroom as a middle school science teacher, in Austin ISD, in Austin, Texas. She continued her work as a middle school science teacher in Brownsburg Community School Corporation & MSD of Washington Township in Indiana. For the past eleven years, she has served as the Secondary Science Administrator for Brownsburg Community School Corporation where she worked with secondary (6th-12th grade) science teachers to improve curriculum, instruction, assessment, and PLC processes.
Sarah has presented workshops at the local, state, and national levels as well as working with educational consulting for districts around the state. She also taught aspiring educational leaders, as an adjunct professor, in the area of Assessing for Learning for several years at the University of Indianapolis. Co-authoring “Arrows” has provided her with new opportunities to positively impact student lives through additional consulting and district alignment work around the Midwest.