#10. How Collaborative District Leadership Supports Opportunity Culture Success

March 3, 2023

Area Superintendent Timisha Barnes-Jones meets with Principal Alicia Bailey at Petree Elementary School in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Successful Opportunity Culture implementation in a school district isn’t all up to the schools: Getting broad participation and communication from multiple district offices provides support schools need. In North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Area Superintendent Timisha Barnes-Jones and Tina Lupton, executive director of professional learning, have collaborated closely to ensure that Opportunity Culture support exists at all levels. They share how collaboration is laying the foundation to spread Opportunity Culture models throughout the district, and early successes, including seeing several of their “transformation schools” came off the state’s low-performing list.

How Collaborative District Leadership Supports Opportunity Culture Success

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