Building a data-informed culture that makes teachers feel supportedBy Julie Lenard
When Lorenzo Rizzo returned to Belton School District--the school district he’d once attended as a student--to become their new Assistant Superintendent of School Improvement, he wanted to build a culture in which professional learning was explicitly aligned to strategic priorities. To do so, he needed to capture data that would help his team assess progress. The main challenge? Shifting the culture to embrace this data required a thoughtful approach designed to build trust.