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Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D.
My Core Values and Beliefs:
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The ultimate leader gives back to help
the community.
Smart is not something you are, smart is
something you get.
A work ethic is valuable.
My name is worth more than silver and
gold.
Core Values and Beliefs
(Cont.)
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A visionary has audacious goals, and
lays out a plan to turn dreams into
reality.
There is a difference between being
educated and being trained.
An entrepreneurial spirit will get me
through hard times.
Give Back To The Profession
Dimensions in Education
A Science
Cognitive
An Art
Affective
I Believe Critical Conversations
Should Include:
 Use
of data to drive instruction and
professional development.
 Excellence and equity.
 The power of language and
communication strategies.
 A response to cultural competence.
Why Students Fail
Traditional Education
Administration Courses
 Collaborative
Leadership
 Aristocratic Leadership, and
 Laissez-faire
My Real-World Experiences
Included the:
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Secret Agent,
Ultra Driver or Top Dog,
Accommodating Personality or Saboteur, &
Topper or Competitor.
Why Leaders and Teams Fail
Building Family and
Community Partnerships
Partnership Levels
 Networking
 Coordinating
 Cooperating
 Collaborating
 Integrating
(Chrislip 2002)
Specific Strategies & Examples
Provided Include:
 Transition
Model
 Community Empowerment
 Giving Back To Partners
 MEN
 Partnership Program Evaluation
Prevalent Unresolved Issues In
Education Include:
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Over-testing
Underfunded Mandates
Issues of Equity in the Profession
Teacher and Administrator Preparation
Services for Special Need Populations
Lack of Research on Modern Families
Important Facts
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More students are qualifying for subsidized meals.
1 out of 4 children go hungry.
46.2 million people are classified as poor.
1 out of every 50 children is considered homeless.
Foundation for Child Development
National Center on Family Homelessness
Study on Household Food Security in the US
Important Facts (Cont.)
 The
graduation rate is 70%.
 40% of students entering college must
take remedial or developmental classes.
 The US ranks tenth in industrialized nations
(college completion).
(Tony Wagner, 2008)
Important Facts (Cont.)
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Students graduating from high school
and college are often unprepared for
real-work experiences.
Only 47% of 18-24 year olds voted in the
last election.
Budget cuts, lack of resources, politics…
Contact Information
Founder
For Schools & Communities
P.O. Box 3155
Pflugerville, TX 78691
512.989.2556
[email protected]
www.drpatriciapicklesbooks.com

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