Session Overview/Purpose:

Participants have requested time to discuss pertinent issues and network with those who have similar job responsibilities. This time is reserved to make connections in the region and collaborate to solve similar dilemmas. A few big ideas from each discussion group will be posted online so others across the region and state can see different perspectives and solutions to common issues.


The Job-Alike session is scheduled for one hour just after lunch on the first day – 1:00-2:00 PM. Rooms will be designated for each job responsibility or role such as a room for teacher leaders, principals, directors, etc. A facilitator in each room will provide a brief introduction and directions for how the session will work. Four issues that have been identified as pertinent to the region will be posted in each corner of the room as conversation starters. The same issues will be posted in every job-alike room. Participants will be invited to select the topic that is most important to them or to choose “other” which will be a topic of their choosing and they will have two more opportunities to discuss the other posted topics. A few big ideas from each conversation will be recorded and posted online so that all participants can read the perspectives of others about the same issues.

Session Objectives:

  • Foster collegial relationships and strengthen the sustainable regional network of support
  • Listen to and provide different points of view and solutions to similar issues/challenges
  • Gain multiple perspectives on the key issues of the RttT initiative
  • Create a solution-oriented forum for conversation

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learners will network with others who share similar job responsibilities to address common issues
  • Learners will focus on key issues to discuss and provide input
  • Learners will exchange contact information so the collaboration can continue after the institute ends

Job Role



Robin Loflin-Smith
Associate Superintendents
James Coon
Curriculum Directors
Mary Keel
Human Resources Directors
Tara Patterson
Donna Albaugh
Assistant Principals
Julie Malcolm
Lead Teachers/Instructional Coaches
Robert Sox
Elementary School Teachers
Jody Cleven
Middle School Teachers
Andrew Horne
Secondary Teachers
John Kirkman

Job-Alike Topics Responses

Region 2 Job-Alike PowerPoint

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