Facilitating Systems Change

May 19, 2015
Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

Change is hard work. No one knows this better than New Tech Network (NTN) school administrators. Leading a school through systemic change requires constant attention to all stakeholders and developing multiple adaptive strategies to build vibrant learning environments that challenge and reward students and teachers.

We are bombarded with heroic figures in education ─ films that showcase the brave, dedicated teacher or principal succeeding despite a broken system all around the school or classroom. While this might make for a great Hollywood treatment or a “60 Minutes” profile, it does not tell the whole and much more complex stories of transformation taking place across this country. The New Tech philosophy is to facilitate school transformation within the public education system, and we find that effective school directors possess a growth mindset and demonstrate highly adaptive leadership styles.

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