Working Without Fear: Cascading Continuous Improvement from the Boardroom to the Classroom

60-min | In-Person
Focus Areas: Educator Development, Improvement Capability, Spread and Scale, System Transformation Toward Continuous Improvement

It is tempting to press “pause” on change during challenging times such as the recent pandemic. However, continuous improvement work carries a sense of urgency that should not be paused, ever. This session is the journey from an inclusive new strategic plan begun as the pandemic hit in 2020, to leader skill development (“always behaviors” to drive the new plan to action), and to cascading the plan into scorecards to maintain momentum and intentionally drive the work. This district continued their quick pace and has fearlessly taken the work into the classrooms where continuous improvement cycles are improving student outcomes.


Sergio Mendoza, Superintendent, Burton School District
David Shimer, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Burton School District
Julissa Leyva, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Burton School District