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Missouri Model Leader Standards and Indicators

Domains and Competencies

Domain 1 – Visionary Leadership

  1. Knows the importance of a vision and how it relates to the context and culture of the school community.
  2. Understands the importance of all stakeholders knowing the collective mission, vision and core values.
  3. Understands how multiple sources of data are connected to a mission, vision and core values and the legal and ethical handling of information.

Domain 2 – Instructional Leadership

  1. Understands standards as they apply to horizontal and vertical alignment of local curricula and content areas.
  2. Understands a variety of research-based instructional practices and how to appropriately match learning content.
  3. Understands and engages in meaningful feedback related to effective teacher practice.
  4. Understands how to assess student learning using a variety of formal and informal assessments.
  5. Knows, uses and understands multiple strategies for analyzing data to inform the instructional process.
  6. Understands the principles of adult learning and how these help develop teacher capacity and legal decisions impacting instruction.

Domain 3 –  Managerial Leadership

  1. Knows how a safe and functional school facility and grounds support student learning.
  2. Understands how routines, procedures and schedules support the school environment.
  3. Understands tools used to determine key attributes of effective personnel and the legal and ethical decisions impacting evaluation.
  4. Understands the necessity of establishing and communicating clear expectations, guidelines and procedures respecting the rights of all staff and students.
  5. Understands the role of observation, feedback and intervention for improving or removing personnel.
  6. Is knowledgeable of legal and ethical requirements regarding personnel records and reports.
  7. Understands the legalities of how a school budget works and the major sources of revenue available to support school goals and priorities.
  8. Understands how non-fiscal resources support school goals and priorities.

Domain 4 - Relational School Leadership

  1. Knows how and why analysis of student demographics is used to determine the overall diversity of a school and its impact on the teaching and learning process.
  2. Understands the in-school and out-of-school strategies and resources available to support the welfare of each student.
  3. Understands how to build positive relationships in support of student learning and well-being.
  4. Understands the components of building effective relationships with staff and cultivating ethical behaviors in others.
  5. Understands how to develop a culture of support and respect among staff.
  6. Serves as a teacher leader and understands the importance of promoting teacher leadership.
  7. Understands a variety of strategies and legal implications for building relationships with families.
  8. Recognizes the importance of building positive relationships with other community stakeholders.

Domain 5 – Innovative Leadership

  1. Recognizes knowledge, skills and best practices that support continuous professional growth.
  2. Understands the need for professional networks as a key element of professional growth.
  3. Understands the importance of reflection and a commitment to ongoing learning.
  4. Understands the importance of feedback for improving performance.
  5. Understands how time management is a key factor for maintaining a focus on school priorities.
  6. Recognizes that beliefs based on new knowledge and understandings are used as a catalyst for change.
  7. Is flexible and willing to vary an approach when circumstances change and models ethical personal conduct.
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