SELF Competencies: Represented Central Office Operations

#8. Operations

MANAGERIAL/SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP: Align systems, structures, and resources that sustain a culturally consonant environment in the service of student learning.


Build, monitor and improve systems and structures for department/program operations.


  • Resources: Seek, acquire, and manage fiscal and other resources to support an instructional program grounded in data about student outcomes to achieve the department/program’s equity goals.

  • Time: Create schedules and systems in support of maximizing department/program effectiveness and efficiency, and, as appropriate support schools to maximize time for student learning and adult professional growth.

  • Systems: Develop and implement systems for regular department/program functions that maximize responsiveness to schools’ stated needs.

  • Safety: Build and maintain a safe, caring, and healthy department/program environment and support school environments that meet the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of each student and staff member.

  • Facilities: Monitor and implement district procedures related to facility maintenance. 

  • Compliance: Know, assist department/program/school staff to understand and implement local, state, and federal laws, rights, policies, and regulations in order to promote student success. 

Evidence of Impact

  • Detailed daily/weekly schedule of classes, student interventions, teacher team meetings, and PD sessions are public and managed by leadership team members.

  • Every moment of available time – in and out of the working day – is focused on increasing student achievement.

  • Finances and other resources are aligned with strategic priorities; Aligned external partners are identified and accessed to supplement available resources.

  • Department  code of conduct aligned with district and school priorities is in place and consistently implemented across all classrooms.

  • Core components of social, emotional, and behavioral supports are in place to support student and adult learning.

  • Office/working space is clean and steps are taken quickly and efficiently to identify and resolve facility maintenance issues.

This page was last updated on September 17, 2020