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This crosswalk aligns relevant OLAC / OIP module materials to each standard and each standard element within the Ohio Principal Standards. Principals will be referenced to OLAC Modules that can support them through the process of the Ohio Principal Evaluation System. In addition, the tool features focusing questions that a superintendent/evaluator can use to guide constructive interactions with principals about needed support.

Standard Nine (Management): Strategic Staffing

The effective educational leader is integral to the recruitment, hiring and assignment of staff to ensure representation of diverse expertise and skill sets are aligned to the priorities of the focused plan while also promoting staff professional growth, cultural competence and opportunities for leadership.

ODE Essential Question for the Standard: Have I demonstrated an understanding of staff capacity to effectively utilize all available personnel to support student learning?

OLAC Focusing Questions for Principals’ Self-Reflection: By Standard-

  1. Would I benefit from learning more about strategic staffing (i.e. hiring, assignment, and retention) methods that ensure professionals’ skills and outlooks are aligned to a school’s vision, mission, and core values? Resources include:

  2. Would I benefit from learning how to deploy staff expertise to improve teaching and learning and close opportunity and achievement gaps? Resources include:

OLAC Focusing Questions for Principals’ Self-Reflection: By Indicator-

9.3: The effective educational leader aligns the assignment of staff to students’ needs to ensure the use of staff members’ diverse expertise and skill sets and culturally responsive practices.

  1. Would I like to learn about tools that can help me better deploy staff expertise and skills to meet the needs of particular students and student groups? Resources include:

  2. Would I like to know more about how to make use of staff members’ cultural competence and community connections? Resources include:

  3. Would I like to learn more about how to develop the skills and capacities of paraprofessionals and support staff to better serve individual students, groups of students, and the school as a whole? Resources include:

Download Crosswalk Professional Development Plan

Consider using this to fulfill your individual professional development plan (IPDP) to be approved by your Regional Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC).

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