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Leadership Framework

The Leadership Framework represents the school system’s definition of effective leadership. It outlines key strategies and practices that we believe lead to increased student achievement.

The Leadership Framework (LF) is comprised of six LF standards: Instruction, Talent, School Culture, Operations, Family & Community, and Personal Leadership.

The Framework’s Purpose

Guided by DCPS’ core beliefs, the Leadership Framework has been developed with three purposes:

Why DCPS Needs a Leadership Framework

The Leadership Framework is essential to the work of increasing student achievement in two fundamental ways. First, it provides a common language for effective leadership practices, which enables us to align all of our professional development to these six standards. Second, it provides clear expectations for school leaders, thereby creating the foundation for a comprehensive evaluation system like School Leader IMPACT.