Available training topics
Customizable to your district’s needs
Climate and Culture
Schools and districts with a positive climate and culture increase teacher and student morale, as well as improve discipline and student achievement. This training presents real success stories in climate change, practical strategies ready for implementation and results in a collaboratively developed climate transformation plan. Learn strategies that result in decreases in discipline issues of 60-80 percent, improved teacher and student culture, and implementation of the tie-breaking life skills our scholars need.
Data Driven Instruction
Grounded in the Leverage Leadership and Get Better Faster, this training focuses on implementation of a cycle of weekly data meetings that use student assessment data, analysis or student work, and lesson planning that is based on research and moves student data as well as teacher effectiveness. Initial training, as well as site visits and coaching, are used to maximize results.
Principal Coaching (Principal Manager, Teacher Coaching )
Campus leaders are the driving force behind school improvement and achievement. However, the job of a principal is the most complex in a school district. Everything from the creating front office climate, to human capital management, master scheduling, and implementation of observation feedback cycles is led by the principal and affects staff as well as student achievement. During this partnership, one-on-one leader coaching brings the leader from where they are to where they need to be in the areas of campus management as well as instructional leadership. Site visits, conference calls, and collaborative planning are used to maximize principal development.
About Dr. Billy Snow
Dr. Billy Snow is a recognized educational consultant, speaker and leader. He most recently served as the Superintendent of Cedar Hill ISD, a district of 8,000 students in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. During his term, the district has improved teacher retention and established The Longhorn Essentials , which have improved the climate and culture as well as discipline in the entire district. Additionally, innovative choices like the Montessori Academy and Early College Academy have been created under his leadership. Prior to superintendency, he served as the Chief of Transformation and Innovation for Dallas ISD, leading the district’s school choice division and launching innovative school models. As District Transformation and Innovation Officer for Caddo Parish Public Schools, addressing racial equity was a priority. He led the Transformation Zone, a group of historically underperforming schools, transforming climate and culture, teaching effectiveness, interventions, and data based collaboration as part of the Transformation Zone. This set of inner city schools experienced huge decreases in discipline issues as well as double digit gains in achievement and graduation rates. Schools rose from academically unacceptable status, with multiple campuses earning Top Gains status.
Accomplishments include winning numerous accolades such as Distinguished Title One Performance and being recognized as one of two model schools for Intervention by the University of Texas Center for Student Success. In 2008, he was selected as Texas Elementary Principal of the Year and was selected as a National Distinguished Principal Finalist from Texas in 2011. In 2015 he was selected as one of 25 educational leaders from across the country to be a part of the Leverage Leadership Institute with Paul Bambrick in NYC. In 2018, he became a fellow in the Racial Equity Leadership Network.
Husband to a fellow educator and father of three, he truly sees his work as mission work and part of his calling.
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Virtual trainings that you can use to train your whole campus or district are available and pricing is based on the size of your district. Discounts available for multi-day trainings