10 Proven Strategies
for Effective Educator Growth Planning

The success of K-12 students hinges on the effectiveness of their teachers. As school district leaders, you play a pivotal role in ensuring educators are equipped with the tools and strategies necessary to thrive in their roles.

In this on-demand webinar, we explore 10 proven strategies for implementing effective growth planning initiatives within your district.

Dr. Kara Stern and Noah Hamilton, Director of Accountability and Accreditation at Oxford SD, outline a comprehensive framework to help your district facilitate meaningful professional development for teachers. From collaboratively setting goals to providing personalized coaching and leveraging data insights, you’ll gain actionable strategies to support educator growth.

You will learn:

  • The significance of growth planning in fostering a culture of continuous improvement for educators
  • Strategies for collaboratively setting meaningful and achievable professional goals aligned with each teacher’s strengths and growth areas
  • How to leverage data-driven insights to inform personalized growth plans tailored to individual educator needs
  • Ways to provide supportive coaching, mentorship, and feedback loops to facilitate ongoing skill development
  • Methods for cultivating a positive culture that recognizes, celebrates, and incentivizes educator growth and achievement

10 Proven Strategies
for Effective Educator Growth Planning

Meet the Speakers

Noah Hamilton, M.Ed.
Director, Accountability & Accreditation, Oxford SD

Noah Hamilton is the Director of Accountability and Accreditation for the Oxford (MS) School District and a twenty-six (26) year veteran to k-12 education. A 2022 Administrator of the Year for the Oxford School District, Noah specializes in data analysis/organization and is responsible for educating other employees on district and state procedures and standards. Married for 29 years and the proud father of four adult children, Noah likes to spend his spare time working in the yard or building things in his shop and is an avid Ole Miss Rebel fan.

Headshot of Dr. Kara Stern.
Dr. Kara Stern
Director, Education and Engagement, SchoolStatus

When she was in 2nd grade, Dr. Kara Stern decided she wanted to be a teacher. Her commitment to education never waivered. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Stern began her career as a high school English teacher, later becoming a middle school principal, Executive Director of Math for America, and education content strategist for EdTech marketing teams. A writer and contributor to many publications, Dr. Stern is an education thought leader, creating K-12 resources for teachers and principals. She was a Klingenstein Fellow and earned a Ph.D. in Teaching & Learning from NYU. Dr. Stern brings her knowledge and advocacy for consistent, data-driven school communications to SchoolStatus. Outside academia, Dr. Stern indulges her love for reading, devouring two novels weekly, with a particular fondness for heists and spy stories.