What is It?
The School Administration Manager (SAM) Project helps Delaware school leaders spend their time where the impact is highest: on instruction. The SAM project brings together tools, data and coaching to help administrators spend more time on instructional leadership and less time on school management. The overall goal is to improve instruction and school climate, leading to improved teacher practice and increased student achievement. While it is often referred to as a project, SAM is in fact a process – a process that is designed to bring about enduring improvements in principal practice, school culture, teacher practice and student achievement.
SAM and Delaware’s Race to the Top
DASL has provided Delaware’s SAM project services since 2008 with funding support provided through Race to the Top funding. RTT funding will end on June 30, 2015. Districts who would like to continue to provide SAMS support to principals can contract directly with DASL.