Head and Senior Administration Evaluation: Building Your School's Capacity from the Top

Status: RECORDED on JAN 18, 2017

$156 Non-Member

[$143.00 Gold Member]

ISM research has long demonstrated that predictability and support from a positive, growth-focused faculty is the strongest predictor of student performance, satisfaction, and enthusiasm. We also know that faculty require predictability and support from their administrators in order to sustain a positive faculty culture. In addition, our latest research has shown a strong relationship between the Head’s level of support and well-being and the overall culture of the school.

With this in mind, this Webinar focuses on evaluation processes for Heads of School and their senior administrators that align the school’s leadership with the strategic plan, offer clear expectations and goals, and provide the predictability and support administrators need in order to provide the same for their faculty.


  • The correlation between a robust evaluation and growth plan, and a school’s overall culture.
  • How School Heads should be evaluated.
  • How senior administrators should be evaluated
  • What the relationship is between the strategic plan, the Head’s goals, and administrator goals.

Run Time:
Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes designated for Q&A.

Who Should Attend:
School Heads/Associate Heads, Board Chairs, and Division Heads/Principals will benefit from this session.

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Barbara Beachley

ISM Director of Advisory Services | Consultant


Barbara provides her expertise in the areas of student-centered and brain-based pedagogies, faculty growth and culture, faculty evaluation, academic leadership, mission identity, survey best practices, and data analysis.

Current Role

As Director of ISM Advisory Services, Barbara:

  • Oversees ISM’s Consulting, Publications, Research, and Professional Development divisions
  • Consults in strategic academic planning and school leadership
  • Writes for ISM’s publications, including Ideas & Perspectives
  • Facilitates some of ISM's scheduling workshops, empowering teachers to transition to and teach effectively in longer periods
  • Leads courses at ISM’s Summer Institute, including Transformative Academic Leadership: Inspire and Empower Excellence and Administration and Faculty Evaluation: Maximize Your Team's Capacity
  • Speaks at educational conferences, including CASE-NAIS, EMA, and AISAP
  • Facilitates Board and school leadership retreats

Prior Experience

Barbara joined ISM in 2011 after working in the field of education since 1996. She served as an ESL and adult literacy teacher at Boston University, MA; an upper school modern language teacher at the MacDuffie School, MA; and a language teacher and lead advisor at Collegiate School, VA. She also served as Academic Dean at Cape Henry Collegiate School, VA, where she oversaw curriculum and professional growth in grades PK−12.

While enrolled at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, she attended a year of high school in France through School Year Abroad. She later lived in Spain and Brazil, where she learned Spanish and Portuguese.


Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from Trinity College, CT; a master’s degree in applied linguistics from Boston University, MA; a master’s degree in educational administration from Harvard University, MA; and a master’s degree in independent school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY.

Personal Mission Statement

To cherish my work and to support and empower educators such that they cherish theirs.

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