In the Spring of 2019, Dr. White announced that a new division would be formed to focus on leadership, innovation and outreach (LIO). The goal of the new department would be to find creative ways to engage student and adult stakeholders - at all levels of the organization and connect them to viable student outcomes. The Leadership Institute of Riverside County (LIRC) was included in this restructure to maintain a strong focus on leadership development and networking for Principals, Assistant Principals and Teacher-Leaders. Once the division was announced, Dr. White spent the next couple of months building a dynamic team of practitioners and leaders to carry on the powerful leadership work provided by LIRC and compliment it with innovation and outreach efforts designed to engage learners and empower administrators. LIO is indebted to Dr. Hilma Griffin-Watson and her team for setting the foundation for the work as we look to build and expand on those services extensively.
Leadership, Innovation and Outreach
The Department for Leadership, Innovation and Outreach is committed to celebrating practitioners countywide who demonstrate exemplary results in the areas of leadership and engagement. The central principle that guides our work is the fundamental belief that all of the answers that we need to the challenges we face in public education already exist in our collective human capital. Our goal is to uncover and promote these practices and build the capacity of our leaders in their current and future roles. The LIO HUB will provide a centralized location where we can explore, question and discover bleeding-edge innovation and ideas aimed at increasing stakeholder engagement, student involvement and learning outcomes.