SAM s Overview by Ei7wPM6x

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									       SAM Project
School Administration Managers
Wallace Foundation- 2002
(Study of principal use of time)
• Louisville- Project Lead
• Alternative School Administration Study (ASAS)
• Three Schools Selected as pilots to answer five
  questions:
   – Can management duties be separated from the principal’s job?
   – Can a School Administration Manager (SAM) take on those
     duties successfully?
   – Will the principal spend more time on instructional
     improvement?
   – Will this focus on instruction improve relations with teachers?
   – Will student achievement increase at a greater rate?
1. Management
a.student discipline
b.student supervision
c.employee supervision
d.employee discipline                       Activity Sub-categories
e.office work/prep
f.building management
                                            telephone
g.parents/guardians                         computer
h.SBDM, committees, groups, meetings        interaction, individual
i.district: meetings, supervisors, others   interaction, group
j.external: officials, others               read/write/think
k.celebration

2. Instruction
a.student supervision
b.work with student(s)
c.employee supervision
d.office work/prep.
e.observation, walk through
f.feedback
g.parents/guardians
h.SBDM, committees, groups, meetings
i.district: meetings, supervisor, others
j.external: officials, others
k.teaching/modeling
l.professional development
m.planning, curriculum, assessment
n.Celebration

3. Personal          (lunch, breaks, restroom, errands, personal
business)
Results from KY Baseline Data:
   Principal Time at School

        • 10 hours, daily
        • 20 minutes, lunch and personal
          time
        • 66.7% management
        • 29.7% Instruction
Change of Practice
       • SAMs schedule principal time
       • SAMs protect principal time
       • Principals review student work
         with students, parents, staff
       • Principals coach teachers
       • SAMs track principal time
       • Daily Principal/SAM meeting
         – Show Time Track software
SAM Job description
       • Protect principal time
       • Supervise and evaluate all classified
         staff
       • Student behavior management
       • Smooth operation of the school
       • Budget, office management, schedules
       • After hours use of school
       • All things not instruction
Lessons Learned
• Time is a barrier
• Data, Data, Data
• Professional Development
• Principals can change behavior
• Students, parents and teachers appreciate
  the difference
• Affordable, sustainable
The Project in Iowa
• 2006- Three pilot schools in Linn-Mar
• 2006-2007: Expanded to CCA, Spencer, Storm
    Lake, West Des Moines
•   2007-2008: Added additional Linn-Mar, West
    Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Waterloo, Saydel,
    Clear Lake, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn
•   2008-2009: Total of 26 teams in place
•   2009-2010: Total will be about 45 teams in IA
Models
• Model 1- Hire someone to take the role of
  the SAM and provide support to the
  principal by taking on many of
  management duties
• Model 2- Current employee with some
  administrative “like” duties
• Model 3- Current secretary, administrative
  assistant who acts as the SAM
Iowa Teams-As of Spring 2009

• Model 1 Teams: Linn-Mar, Clear Creek
  Amana, Council Bluffs, Spencer, Clear
  Lake,
• Model 2 Teams: Storm Lake, Waterloo
  East, Clear Lake
• Model 3 Teams: West Des Moines, Saydel,
  Spencer, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn
Project Responsibilities For
SAM/Principal Teams
• Willing principal/administrator who is a strong leader
• Readiness Activities
• Agrees to have baseline data collected (weeklong
    shadowing/survey data collected) as well as annual data
    collection
•   Agrees to have a daily meeting with SAM (review
    calendar, issues, review software data, etc.)
•   Agrees to monthly coaching meeting with a Time
    Change Coach
Steps to Implementation

• Readiness Activities
• Hiring of SAM
• Training of SAM/Principal teams
• Baseline data collection
• Setting of goals/data review
• Coaching
• Annual review/progress monitoring
Keys to Success

• Great fit/relationship between the principal
  and the SAM
• Hiring the right person
• Use of Time Track Software
• Daily Meeting
• Ongoing reflective process
• Open to coaching/support
           Stimulus Dollars

• Title I Schoolwide Programs
• IDEA, Part B
• % of $ in regular education part (not
 recommended by the DE); use to backfill
 state cuts, etc.)
How it Fits With Stimulus Dollars
• Jobs/positions can be added quickly.
• Readiness, data collection process, training, and ongoing
    coaching components already in place to support new
    buildings/district.
•   Data-driven project; results are easily documented.
•   Principals are able to release some of the management
    duties so they can focus more on instructional
    improvement and increased student achievement.
•   Buildings can establish a contracted services
    arrangement with the new hires (SAMs) for the two-year
    period of the stimulus money, and then make a decision
    at the end of that time as to how to proceed in the
    district.
  Results-driven & Use of Data to
        Document Success
• Baseline Data (Shadowing/Surveys)
• Daily Use of Time Track Tool
• Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Annual Data
  provided through the software
• Surveys (staff, parents, student)
• Student Achievement Data
      State-Supported Services
      (Contracted through SAI)
• Readiness Support
• Baseline Data Collection
• Training of Principal and SAM
• Coaching
• Annual Conference of SAM/Principal
 Teams
Costs to District

• Personnel Costs (FTE, etc.)- Stimulus $
  – After two years one of three options (absorb
    the cost, change to a model 3)
• Contracted Agreement with SAI- $9,800/yr
Immediate Support and Training
is Available For any District
Interested in SAM Project

Contact SAI or Carol Lensing
carollensing@mchsi.com
(319)540-1677

								
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