With photos of students they serve looking on, the SDCOE
Learning and Leadership Services (LLS) staff kicked off the 2014-15 school year
by setting out the direction for the division.
The Aug. 18 kick-off meeting began with the goals for the
• Understand the rationale and the direction of the Learning
and Leadership Services division for 2014-15
• Understand the unique challenges and needs of our 43
districts (this includes Juvenile Court and Community Schools)
• Determine how LLS services and supports will address the needs
of districts and students
• Begin to determine individual leadership goals for the
“We can make a huge difference in the County of San Diego,”
Assistant Superintendent Debbie Beldock said. “We have incredible influence and
impact on what happens in education in San Diego County.”
LLS staff heard presentations on the state of education in
San Diego County, the long-term conditions of LLS, and the SDCOE Local Control
Accountability Plan, or LCAP.
During the meeting, participants broke up into groups to
discuss strategy and give input on how their unit is going to improve teaching and
learning in San Diego County. They also had discussions on what their personal
connection is to the LCAP.
Participants were also asked, “In what ways do I want to
build capacity in myself and my work that would result in the increased support
of the services and actions we provide to our student programs and districts?”
This question lead to the development of personal leadership goals for each LLS
“What we do in LLS is not easy; it is incredibly complex,”
Beldock told staff. “This year, we are smarter and better and are going to make
The SDCOE Learning and Leadership Services division helps
impact student achievement through the improvement of teacher practice, instructional
leadership, and district systems of support.