As Principal of a Florida elementary school, LSI Practice Leader Amy M. Dujon empowered each of her teachers to become highly skilled at releasing ownership of learning. The result? A building comprised entirely of rigorous, student-centered classrooms. During the process, Dujon found herself focusing on what students (not teachers) were doing.
In this interview with Justin Baeder on Principal Center Radio, Dujon talks about her transformational journey as principal of Acreage Pines Elementary School and her personal journey to take her school through second-order change. Listen here:
Amy Dujon led one of the nation’s first Schools for Rigor initiatives as an elementary school principal and director of leadership development in partnership with Learning Sciences International, bringing in a powerful new vision for strengthening core instruction. This work ignited her passion for student-centered, standards-based instruction, and she remains relentless in her focus to grow professionally and personally. Amy is currently a practice leader for LSI, working with districts and leaders across the country to support their transformation and implementation and author of The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor.