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Leadership Succession Planning

A purposeful effort by the school’s governance and executive leadership to establish a protocol and process to respond to one of three possible scenarios: emergency replacement of the leader, planned replacement of the leader, and the development of leadership capacity for the purpose of finding and educating future leaders from within the school.
Sabatino, A. & Fitzgerald, M. (2014)

Leadership Team

The group that exercises the variety of functions within the school ensuring effective operations.

Learning Environment

The total context and culture in which learning takes place.

Learning Results

Demonstrated knowledge, skills, or dispositions that students acquire as a result of instructional activities and experiences.

LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

(LEED) is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods.


Able to read and write at a level adequate for communication and successful functioning in society.