Dr. Patty Heitmuller, Principal, Louise Radloff Middle









Dr. Patty Heitmuller, Principal, Louise Radloff Middle

"[The LSPI process] has helped me to work both strategically and systemically as a leader. I also like to call this running the 'sprint' and the 'marathon' at the same time. Strategically, because looking at data allows me to isolate specific areas where focused work could create small successes— breakthroughs if you will— followed by more sustained success. Systemically, because the LSPI process helps me see how so many processes interface to move the school forward. When one key process is out of balance, it can throw the school's improvement efforts out of alignment. I would like to attach this work even more directly to our school's Parent Leadership Academy and Mentor Program. Those are channels in place where we have large numbers of parents and community members coming together on a consistent basis to learn more about the school and to leverage their talents and interests to benefit students."