District Coordinator of School Improvement (DCSI) Leadership Academy
In the District Coordinator of School Improvement (DCSI) Leadership Academy, TXCC will support the Texas Education Agency in revising and implementing the second year of an advanced professional development series for DCSIs who either: (a) are clustered in the state's priority improvement areas (as determined by the TEA Core Team) or (b) have demonstrated proficiency on core DCSI skill sets and show the potential for serving in a more dynamic and influential leadership capacity at the regional or state level. In Year 3, 35 DCSIs from districts across the state participated in the first cohort. The Academy consists of three two-day intensive training events along with off-site practice and collaboration for the selected cohort of DSCIs. The training is grounded in emergent practices in policy analysis, organizational change management, interpersonal communications, and specific needs identified in the field. In Year 4, recruitment for cohort 2 will focus on priority improvement areas identified by the TEA Core Team.