Preparing to Lead

All children must be served by schools that are organized to meet their needs.” Blankstein and Noguera, 2015

Strong leadership is vital to a successful On-Track initiative in your school. In this Component, you will find tools to build the capacity of the Success Team Lead. This Component also includes tools to support team planning and development.

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Tool Sets: Preparing to Lead

Planning for Your Success Team

Careful planning is vital for a strong Success Team. Administrators must deliberately select team members that not only understand the importance of the transition to high school, but also genuinely care about the achievement of their students.

Strengthening Success Team Lead Capacity

Regular, job-embedded support of the Success Team Lead is a key component of the freshman success work.

Planning for a Success Team Meeting

Strong meeting facilitation is integral to achieving the goals of any team. This collection of tools is intended to help Team Leads and/or administrators hold effective and productive meetings.