What is your school’s most valuable asset?

The most valuable asset of our schools is TRUST – and like any asset, it must be protected.

Unfortunately, many schools are not currently assessing their level of trust, investing in the development of high levels of trust, or creating protocols and practices to protect that trust. They are not addressing the fundamental competency area on which all other school improvement initiatives are based (i.e., trust).

The research is clear – when high levels of trust in the school’s leadership and the instructional practice of teachers is in place, the resulting benefits to the school are substantial:

  • Higher levels of student achievement
  • Decreased level of behavior management concerns
  • Greater retention of faculty and staff
  • Increased parent and community support

Decades of study reveals that the number one indicator of success is trusted school leadership. When the leaders and teachers are trusted, schools experience high levels of success in academics, extra-curricular endeavors, and community support.

What are ways in which schools can begin to develop and protect this most valuable asset?

  1. Assess their school leadership’s level of trust by implementing the research-based TrustED School Leader 360 (TSL360) assessment.
  2. Utilize the results from the TSL360 to establish data-informed and individualized improvement action plans focused on the development of greater levels of trust in the school’s leadership.
  3. Become part of the TrustED Cohort of schools.
  4. Host and implement the TrustED School Leader training (on-site or virtual).

Next steps?

  • Click HERE to schedule a time to connect by phone or video conference to learn more about the TrustED resources.
  • Click HERE to read what other school leaders and teachers are saying about the TrustED assessments and training.

I look forward to assisting you and your school in any way that I can become more TrustED!

Photo by: Timothy Eyrich Photography
Toby A. Travis, Ed.D.

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