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Partnership Spotlight: AWSA

When I started teaching in 2013, it took no time at all to realize just how crucial it is to work on good teams. The world of education is far too complex and far too daunting to do everything on your own.

That continues to be no different in my world today at School Perceptions.

Earlier this year, we spent many hours working closely with Jim Lynch and Dr. Joe Schroeder, respectively the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director at the Association of Wisconsin School District Administrators. Jim and Joe helped us craft one of the newest surveys in the School Perceptions Key Measurements System (KMS).

This survey, the School Leadership Planning Tool, will help you answer the following questions:

  • Do you have a process in place to establish shared annual goals with your leadership team?

  • Is there a consensus among your leadership team on how to best accomplish your goals?

  • Which of your schools’ practices are a notable strength, and where are additional resources and focus needed?

Then, once you have this data in hand, Jim, Joe, and the rest of their team at AWSA can provide you with excellent in-depth academies and coaching support for your priority professional growth areas.

For instance, if you’re looking to get support and coaching in your first year as a school administrator, they have the New Building Administrators Academy.

If you’re looking to improve your schools’ mental health, they have the Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy.

If you’re looking for help in developing expertise in assessment data systems, the Data Leadership Academy is ready and waiting for you.

One of the best parts of our job is working with passionate people who deeply, deeply care about kids and their education opportunities. We value what Jim, Joe, and their AWSA team do each and every day. They make the world of education less complex—and that’s invaluable.


The School Perceptions Blog and Resource Center features the voices of our team members. This post was written by Rob DeMeuse, Research Director & Project Manager.


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