Leadership magazine March/April 2018 V47 No. 4 | Page 7

To Our Readers ACSA Executive Director Wesley Smith Our commitment to accountability and continuous improvement is reflected in student outcomes Director of Communications Naj Alikhan As we continue our journey into 2018, the many aspects of account- ability and continuous improvement are in the forefront of the work we do in education. I’m sure we’re all accustomed to some approach to con- tinuous improvement, from the Plan-Do-Check-Act process to the five step method to initiate, inquire, imagine, innovate and implement. Irre- spective of the steps, the focus is the same: How do schools, departments and PLC teams establish goals, monitor processes, mea