Entry-Level Administrator Mentoring
MTSS FRAMEWORK FOR TEACHER DEVELOPMENT
At RLM Education Consultant Services, we recognize that school district and building leaders are confronted with the critical challenge of enhancing teacher development and retention. To address this, we offer a comprehensive system design that commences with the acknowledgment that school administrators cannot mentor, coach and develop new teachers alone. To achieve a system that effectively addresses new teacher needs on a collective and individual basis, schools must cultivate a continuum of support similar to the MTSS Framework. One critical feature of this framework draws inspiration from the successful instructional coaching model developed by the Chicago Coaching Center.
Substantial Equivalency Review
Education Law §3204(2) places a new and vital responsibility on school districts to ensure that instruction in nonpublic schools is substantially equivalent to what public schools offer. At the same time, district oversight of home schooling becomes even more challenging in the face of an average increase in home-schooled children of 195%* in districts serving the mid-Hudson Valley, as parents are increasingly turning to homeschooling as an educational choice for their children over the last five years.
School Building Budgeting
By entrusting the management of budget planning to RLM Education Consultant Services, former high school principal Robert McKiernan enables school administrators to free up substantial time previously spent on management tasks. This strategic move empowers building administrators to focus on core district objectives such as moving the mission and vision of the district forward by improving academic outcomes, enhancing curriculum development, fostering teacher professional development, and strengthening community engagement.
In doing so, building administrators can harness their expertise and leadership to drive positive educational change within their schools, ultimately benefiting students, educators, and the broader community. This approach ensures that administrators allocate their time and energy where it matters most-- on instructional leadership, ultimately optimizing the educational experience for all stakeholders in the district.
DASA and workplace investigations
With RLM Education Consultant Services, former high school principal Robert McKiernan will relieve school administrators from investigating DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) reports and workplace complaints to offer substantial cost savings by efficiently managing school administrator time. School administrators have a myriad of responsibilities, and dedicating their time to thorough investigations can detract from their ability to focus on instructional leadership and strategic planning.
Through partnership, school districts can rely on an experienced professional to conduct these investigations swiftly, ensuring that complaints are addressed objectively, impartially, promptly and professionally. Using past experience to collect facts, conduct interviews and make determinations, school administrators will be furnished with comprehensive final reports. This not only speeds up the resolution process but also reduces the administrative burden on school leaders who can then allocate their time and expertise to critical educational priorities.
With RLM Education Consultant Services, former high school principal Robert McKiernan will assist schools in optimizing human resources practices by crafting building-specific job descriptions that align staffing with both the building and district's overarching mission and vision. Utilizes best practices to ensure that new staff members are not only qualified but also share a common educational philosophy and vision.
Collaborating closely with school administration and staff to create comprehensive, tailored job descriptions that not only outline the necessary qualifications and responsibilities but also emphasize the alignment of each role with the school's unique educational goals. This approach not only ensures that school staffing decisions are strategic and purposeful but also enhances overall employee satisfaction and engagement, ultimately contributing to the attainment of the district's mission and vision.
With RLM Education Consultant Services, former high school principal Robert McKiernan will assist your school building in efficiently coordinating state assessments and Regents Examinations to allow school administrators to stay focused on advancing the mission and vision of the district. Organization and management of the development of a large-scale assessment program ensures a smooth and stress-free process for the school.
Safe learning Solutions
RLM Education Consultant Services can be a partner in providing comprehensive workplace violence prevention training for schools. With the recent amendment to New York State labor law §27-b, it is now a legal requirement for districts to prioritize workplace violence prevention as both policy and practice. As school administrators, ensuring the safety and well-being of your staff and students is paramount, and RLM Education Consultant Services is poised to assist districts in fulfilling the requirement for workplace violence prevention training.
Services include implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) strategies, which have proven to be highly effective in preventing school violence incidents. We offer flexible options to meet your specific needs. Option one includes our comprehensive school violence prevention and de-escalation training, equipping your staff (including clerical workers, aides, bus drivers and custodians) with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and handle potential incidents. Option two goes a step further, providing a tailored PBIS program designed specifically for your school building. This holistic approach fosters a positive and inclusive school culture, promoting respectful behaviors and preventing conflicts before they arise.