District Coordinator of School Improvement (DCSI) Leadership Academy
TXCC will support the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in assessing lessons learned from the two years of implementation of this advanced professional development series for DCSIs who either: (a) were clustered in the state’s priority improvement areas (as determined by the Texas Strategic Alignment Team) or (b) had demonstrated proficiency on core DCSI skillsets and shown the potential for serving in a more dynamic and influential leadership capacity at the regional or state level. In Year 4, 33 DCSIs from around the state participated in the second iteration of the DCSI Academy. The training was grounded in emergent practices in policy analysis, organizational change management, interpersonal communications, and specific needs identified in the field. Information gleaned from this review will allow TEA to plan for future implementation of the model once TEA staffing and priorities are confirmed.