Announcement of North Dakota Department of Public
Instruction Talent Pool Development
March 6 , 2008
The Department of Public Instruction maintains a file of emerging classroom leaders that consists of a cadre of distinguished teachers and principals. These educators may be considered for membership on State advisory boards and task forces, as well as candidates for special recognition programs. Your recommendations will identify educators who will be of great value to your community and state and who may also ultimately receive prestigious recognition.
We are very fortunate to have a rich base of veteran educators represented in our current talent pool. They have been and continue to be a valuable resource in our state efforts. What is particularly lacking at this time is representation from elementary educators (K-5) relatively new to the profession who demonstrate unusual instructional and leadership ability. Such persons exhibit strong potential for professional leadership and inspiring presence that impacts students, colleagues, and community.
Do you know a relatively new educator that is illustrative not only of our states, but also the nation’s best? Whose lessons provide models for others? Who has distinguished him/herself above and beyond established top-quality professionals in many of our schools? A minimum of five years in education is a must. Candidates are building level personnel. They are typically classroom teachers as opposed to specialists and are recognized by peers and supervisors as unique in their growth. Occasionally a principal, assistant principal, or specialist is considered. Previous recognition is not required. In fact, of special interest are educators who are outstanding, but have not received other recognition.
Please provide CONFIDENTIAL, succinct, and specific information regarding one to three candidates on the Talent Pool Recommendation Form. All questions must be answered, preferably typewritten. Please include a one-page narrative with this form that addresses how the candidate meets the criteria mentioned in this announcement, and also a resume from their personnel file. We ask that you keep this recommendation confidential and do not share it with the individual. We urge you to take the time to recommend candidates. If necessary, please assign the request to an associate. Kindly submit your recommendation by April 18, 2008 to:
Patricia A. Laubach
Talent Pool Coordinator
ND Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
Your cooperation and assistance is greatly appreciated.