The following slides, developed jointly by the College Board and the National Association for Secondary School Principals, highlight the emerging work to be done as a result of the shift to Common Core State Standards.
“A great organization is one that delivers superior performance and makes a distinctive impact over a long period of time. For a business, financial returns are a perfectly legitimate measure of performance. For a social sector organization, however, performance must be assessed relative to mission, not financial returns. In the social sectors, the critical question is not ‘How much money do we make per dollar of invested capital?’ but ‘How effectively do we deliver on our mission and make a distinctive impact, relative to our resources?’”
-- Jim Collins, Good to Great and the Social Sectors
This quote reflects the core philosophy of Distinctive Schools. At the heart of our organization is the strong belief that given sufficient and customized support, schools can move from good to great, even in a climate of diminishing resources.
Distinctive Schools was founded on the backgrounds of expert practitioners Mary Stafford and Joseph Wise, who each bring strong leadership and results from many years of successful work with students, educators and school leaders.