Interim Superintendent

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Meet Dr. Rod Earleywine

Dr. Rod Earleywine is the interim superintendent of schools for the Sioux City Community School District in Sioux City, Iowa.  Earleywine has a long educational career in Siouxland, including a 27-year career with Sergeant Bluff – Luton Community Schools.

Prior to his superintendent role, Earleywine served as a middle school principal with Sergeant Bluff – Luton Community Schools in addition to teaching and coaching positions in the Siouxland area.

Superintendent Goals

The Districts’ superintendent goals are outlined by district focus areas below. These goals are set to begin in September 2022 and end in June 2023. Each focus area will be reviewed on September 22, 2022, January 23, 2023, and June 23, 2023.

Staff Retention & Recruiting

Specific Leadership Goals

Related ISSL

Indicators of Progress

Human Resources Report will be shared at Board meetings

6,7,9 Report will be shared with the Board and reflected in Board minutes.

Updated recruitment efforts will be presented at Student Achievement Committee meetings

6,7,9 Minutes from Student Achievement Committee.

A climate and culture survey will be given to staff members

6,7,9 Climate/Culture Survey results will be shared with the Board and reflected in Board minutes.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Specific Leadership Goals

Related ISSL

Indicators of Progress

Data collection using the Equity Plan

3, 4

Data will be shared with the Board and reflected in Board minutes.

Attend and actively participate in District Educational Equity Committee meetings

3, 4

District Educational Equity Committee minutes.

Collect and share student achievement data by subgroups

3, 4

Student achievement data by subgroups will be shared with the Board and reflected in Board minutes.

Provide professional development opportunities for staff members

3, 4

Professional development opportunities will be documented.

Implement diversity recruitment efforts

3, 4

Implement the Qualitative Goals included in the District Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan. Report progress to the District Educational Equity Committee and the School board.

Building Level & Central Office Performance Review

Specific Leadership Goals

Related ISSL

Indicators of Progress

Implementation of the School Administrators of Iowa Building Level and Central Office Leadership Performance Review process

2, 6

Data will be shared with the Board and reflected in Board minutes.

Model the Leadership Review Process by publicly sharing the Superintendents Individual Professional Development Plan

2, 6

District Educational Equity Committee minutes.

Effective Implementation of the Middle School Concept

Specific Leadership Goals

Related ISSL

Indicators of Progress

Building visits with the Associate Superintendent, Director of Secondary Education, or Director of Elementary Education

1, 10

Dates and times of meetings attended

Attend building level PLC, Team, and leadership meetings

1, 10

Dates and times of meetings attended

Review and share District Common Assessment Data quarterly

1, 10

School Board and Student Achievement Committee minutes

Review and share Measures of academic Progress (MAP) assessment data

1, 10

School Board and Student Achievement Committee minutes

Implementation of Behavior & Discipline Protocols

Specific Leadership Goals

Related ISSL

Indicators of Progress

Parent Communication

2, 3, 5

Documented parent communication concerning new protocols/policies.

Staff Communication

2, 3, 5

Documented staff communication concerning new protocols/policies.

Data reporting as described in the equity plan.

2, 3, 5

Discipline data will be shared with the Board monthly.

Restorative Practices/Safe and Civil Schools Professional Development

2, 3, 5

Documented professional development.

Student achievement data

2, 3, 5

Student achievement data will be shared with the Board.

Student engagement data

2, 3, 5

Student engagement data will be shared with the Board.

ESSER Budget Strategic Plan

Specific Leadership Goals

Related ISSL

Indicators of Progress

ESSER Budget acknowledgment by Board

4,8,9,10

Board minutes

ESSER Budget updates presented at Board Finance and Facilities Committee meetings

4,8,9,10

Board Finance and Facilities Committee minutes

ESSER Budget plan developed for FY24

4,8,9,10

ESSER Budget plan will be presented to the Board

Iowa’s Standards for School Leaders

(Adopted November 18, 2020. Effective July 1, 2021)

STANDARD 1. Mission, Vision, & Core Values

Educational leaders develop, advocate, and enact a shared mission, vision, and core values of high-quality education and academic success and well-being of each student.

STANDARD 2. Ethics & Professional Norms

Educational leaders act ethically and according to professional norms to promote each student’s academic success and well-being

STANDARD 3: Equity and Cultural Responsiveness 

Educational leaders strive for equity of educational opportunity and culturally responsive practices to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.

STANDARD 4. Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

Educational leaders develop and support intellectually rigorous and coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.

STANDARD 5. Community of Care & Support for Students

Educational leaders cultivate an inclusive, caring, and supportive school community that promotes the academic success and well-being of each student.

STANDARD 6. Professional Capacity of School Personnel

Educational leaders develop the professional capacity and practice of school personnel to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.

STANDARD 7. Professional Community for Teachers & Staff

Educational leaders foster a professional community of teachers and other professional staff to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.

STANDARD 8. Meaningful Engagement of Families & Community

Educational leaders engage families and the community in meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial ways to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.

STANDARD 9. Operations & Management

Educational leaders manage school operations and resources to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.

STANDARD 10. School Improvement

Educational leaders act as agents of continuous improvement to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.

Currently, additional resources and tools to support the implementation of the new ISSL standards may be found on the following website: https://sites.google.com/view/new-issl/home. Thanks to School Administrators of Iowa (SAI) for their support of school leadership in Iowa.

Adapted from National Policy Board for Educational Administration (2015). Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 2015. Reston, VA: Author.

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