Recently I developed a professional development presentation to use with staff. It focuses on the primary ways a campus can increase proficiency by including all stakeholders.
I have worked in several districts across three states, and when I saw successful growth, I always saw a culture of collaboration first. Schools without partnerships will not see significant growth--they are islands without support--and we need support in education.
During the next two years, we may see even less financial support for schools, and we need to prepare for meeting the educational needs of our students with less resources. If we have the right PEOPLE as resources, we will still see increased proficiency on our campuses.