Wednesday, September 13, 2017 • 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Multipurpose Room • Salt Lake Community College • South City Campus

1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115



10:00 am – 10:15 am



1. Welcome

Welcome and discussion of meeting objectives. Participants will introduce themselves.


10:15 am – 10:45 am


2. Results of Utah’s 2016 School Leadership Meeting and State Policy Levers

During the December 19, 2016, School Leadership Meeting, the committee and other participants discussed options for principal preparation, licensure, and professional learning. Participants will review the results of the meeting and hear about policy levers that other states have used to improve school leadership, such as licensure and hiring practices.


·         Kelly Latterman, Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures


10:45 am – 11:15 am


3. School Principals and Student Achievement

Utah State Board of Education (board) members and staff will present the board’s strategic plan and discuss the role of principals in achieving the strategic plan’s ambitious goals for improving student achievement.


·         Representatives, Utah State Board of Education


11:15 am – 12:15 pm


4. Revision of Utah Education Leadership Standards

The Utah State Board of Education is in the process of revising the Utah Education Leadership Standards. Participants will discuss and provide input on proposed changes to the standards.


·         Diana Suddreth, Director, Teaching and Learning, Utah State Board of Education, assisted by members of the standards writing group


12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


5. Working Lunch – Research on Residencies for New Principals

Participants will engage in a discussion with experts about research on the effects of providing new principals with authentic residency experiences, including assessment of competencies. Participants will also discuss the cost of this type of principal preparation.


·         Kelly Latterman, Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures

·         Dr. Susan M. Gates, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

·         Tom DeHart, Executive Director, Council of Administrative and Supervisory Employees


1:45 pm – 3:45 pm


6. Improving Student Achievement through Residencies

Participants will work in small groups to design a residency program for new principals and discuss how a residency program could be implemented.


Each group will respond to the following questions:

·         What would a residency program look like?

·         How would a residency program address competencies?

·         How can higher education and school districts partner to provide residency programs?

·         What is needed from the state to encourage residency experiences?


3:45 pm – 4:00 pm


7. Meeting Wrap Up and Announcements