August 31, 2006
Members present: Jan Benton - Livingston,
Nedra Irvin - St. Helena, Patty Alford - Washington, Edith Slaton
- SLU, Rayma Harchar - SLU, Pat William - Tangipahoa, Fred
Dembowski - SLU, Francis Varando - Washington, Margaret Sharpe -
St. Tammany, Alva Martin - Bogalusa, and John Harchar .
The meeting commenced at 9:00a.m. with the
reading and approval of the minutes from the August 31, 2006
meeting. Dr. Dembowski made a motion to approve the minutes and
Margaret Sharpe seconded.
John Harchar opened by updating the
committee on program updates. The committee was provided handouts
containing information about the Final 2005 - 2006 Year Budget and
Carry-over, events calendar and NASSP/Lead Assessment Center
scheduled for October 3rd. John Harchar provided
additional information concerning the center and application
procedures. Dr. Dembowski informed the committee that professors
would only be available until noon on that day due to NCATE
The next item was a discussion about the
July 2006 - June 2007 Implementation Plan. John Harchar
opened the floor for a discussion about areas of growth and
expansion to meet the identified needs during the next funding
cycle of the grant. Discussion followed. He further went on to
elaborate on the July 2006 - June 2007 Scope of Work, recruitment
and selection, implementation, induction and mentoring and
professional development. Dr. Harchar explained the Gallupís
Principal Insight Program and how it will aide in the selection
and admission of future candidates into the leadership program.
It was mentioned that St. Tammany Parish School District is
interested in using the Gallup program in the selection of their
aspiring leaders. Dr. Kathy Campbell provided the committee with
information and progress of the grant concerning the Southeastern
School Leadership Institute.
Dr. Harchar discussed field-based
activities to be used by the teacher leader cohort and mentoring.
She also informed the committee about her new role as Field
Service Coordinator for the educational leadership program.
The next item of discussion was the
Educational Leadership Residencies for Livingston and Washington
Parishes. John Harchar elaborated on the need for surveys and
comments that will provide information on the strengths and
weaknesses of the program. The floor was then open to discuss how
to accomplish future residence opportunities. It was agreed that
additional discussion is needed at the next committee meeting.
The SREB Mentor Modules Training
information was discussed by Kathy Campbell and future training
opportunity in the state. John Harchar distributed information
about future workshop opportunity available to each partner.
Dr. Dembowski shared highlights of
specific changes and accomplishments in the leadership program. He
provided documents to the committee that contained information
about the fall and spring schedule.
Before the meeting concluded, the next
LEAD Partnership Committee meeting was announced with a correction
to the date. The new meeting date was approved for September 25.
motion to adjourn was made by Pat Alford and seconded by Dr. Rayma
Harchar. Motion Approved