Expansion and School Founding
School expansion, whether through adding on new grades or segments, or additional physical sites, can be intimidating. There are many benefits to growing your organization, but even more demands placed on the people, processes, and structures. From reconfiguring recruitment and hiring processes, to refocusing on values and mission, to tightening systems and accountability, every component of the organization has to change -- even those nominally unaffected by the expansion. A new middle school will, sooner rather than later, demand changes to the practices in your kindergarten. It's helpful to know what to expect, and to have answers ready when issues arise.
Reach out as you begin working to rebuild your professional culture and practices in support of expansion -- whether you need to thought-partner to identify potential challenges and solutions, or identify specific tools for specific needs.
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