Leadership magazine Nov/Dec 2015 V45 No 2 - Page 9

framework to do the meaningful and necessary work through an equity lens, so that all students had adequate support, based on needs. This process resulted in the school making the greatest academic achievement in California. The conclusion was really simple: An equity lens is good for all students. At a meeting, three days before the start of school, staff was grouped to discuss and rank things that work, things they can do better, and things they should eliminate – and to provide justification for each. Groups were asked to do this for a number of issues. As a result of those three days of staff collaboration, the group decided to stop doing things that were a waste of time and to use time in a more meaningful manner. In order to determine what would be more meaningful, the principal facilitated the creation of a shared vision. To guide staff and community through