The Clayton Ridge Teacher

Instructional Leaders

Mrs. Nicole DeGidio

Clayton Ridge High School

Mrs. Michelle Fassbinder

Clayton Ridge Middle School

Mrs. Sarah Zahradnik

Clayton Ridge Elementary

CLAYTON RIDGE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS BELIEVE:‚Äč

  • Increased student achievement - for all students every day - is why we are here.
  • We are smarter together. Collaboration with teachers, fellow instructional leaders, PLC strategists, and administration is critical.
  • It is not the instructional leader's job to fix teachers or be the expert on all things. Everyone brings varied experience and expertise to the table that will be valued and respected.
  • Instructional leaders are most effective when they help others reflect on their own practice. Doing things for teachers is helpful but does not help build capacity.
  • We are all learners committed to continuous improvement.
  • We are motivated by purpose and effective teaching.
  • We assume best intent. Everyone cares about kids and is dong the best job that they know how and/or able.
  • Instructional leaders will strive to listen more than talk.