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Measuring Principal Performance, EDL 900

Instructors: Gary Amoroso, Joann Knuth, Fred Storti, Stan Mack II & Ken Dragseth

Topic: Administrative/Leadership
Audience: Pre K-12

This course describes the implementation of Measuring Principal Performance in Minnesota: A Report, a Model, and Recommendations, dated February 1, 2012, submitted to the Minnesota Legislature by the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA), and the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). The purpose of this report was to fulfill the requirements of Minnesota statute requiring the creation of a model for annual review of principals.

One-credit course expectations:

The learner's participation for one credit will be verified by:

  1. Completing the two categories of written assignments.
    1. At the end of each layer the learner will submit a few well written but concise remarks to address the layer's content.
    2. A one page summary reflection that is written upon completion of all of the modules incorporated in the selected UND course. End of Course Reflective Statement Requirements are provided. The final reflection must be sent as an attachment to the instructor of record at und@whitewaterlearning.org.
  2. Checking the time stamp in the module indicating the amount of time the student spent studying the contents of the module.

Two-credit course expectations:

  1. The learner must complete one or more Authentic Practice Sets completing a minimum of 15 hours of additional work, beyond the requirements for the first credit, for a total of at least 30 hours for two credits.
    1. The additional 15 additional hours is focused on preparation of a portfolio exhibit that documents the design, implementation, and appraisal of an Authentic Practice Set applied to the content of the course.

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About Your Instructors

Gary Amoroso Gary Amoroso

Gary Amoroso, PhD is the executive director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. Prior to this position he served as superintendent of schools in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Gary has served on both task forces that designed both the 2011 and 2012 Minnesota Principal Performance Assessment models.


Joann Knuth Joann Knuth

Joann Knuth, Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals. Prior to this position she served in the St. Paul Public Schools as both a secondary school principal and district office administrator. She is deeply involved in all aspects of principal leadership. Of special note are her collaborative skills in the creation of professional development for principals. Joann served on the task forces that designed both the 2011 and 2012 Minnesota Principal Performance Assessment models and participated in the Whitewater Learning® listening group to identify content to be included in the Minnesota Assistant Principal Assessment module.


Fred Storti Fred Storti

Fred Storti is the executive director of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association. Prior to this service, he was an elementary school teacher and principal. He is a Bush Executive Leadership Program Fellow and works closely with the Minnesota Principals' Academy, among many other state and national efforts that are designed to support the role of principals. MESPA, in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals were jointly charged with the development of the Measuring Principal Performance in Minnesota Report to the Legislature.


Stan Mack II Stan Mack II

Stan F. Mack II is the executive director for the Minnesota Board of School Administrators. Prior to joining the board, he served as a special education teacher, director of special education, and school superintendent. Stan's work is focused on assuring the quality educational administrators though monitoring licensing programs, investigating code of ethics violations, and rulemaking regarding initial and re-licensing educational administrators.


Ken Dragseth Ken Dragseth

Ken Dragseth, PhD, Director of the Licensure Program for Educational Administrators at the University of Minnesota and Co-facilitator of the Minnesota Principal Assessment Model task force. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota Dr. Dragseth served as school superintendent and principal for the Edina Public Schools. He has the distinction of being named a National Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year.


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