LEAD 2.0 Journey

The LEAD 2.0 journey has involved over 1,000 GCISD stakeholders. These students, parents, staff and community members have been instrumental in all of the below steps in the LEAD 2.0 journey. For more information on the process of developing LEAD 2.0, click on each step to expand and learn.

Taking Stock

Image from LEAD 2.0 Taking Stock session

In February 2018, the GCISD Board of Trustees and administrators met to lay out the history of what has been accomplished through LEAD 2021, beginning in 2011, to take stock in what has been accomplished. The group then discussed the future of LEAD 2.0.

The group used some questions as a guide:

  • Where have we been and where are we going?
  • How can we refine the work we have already done?

Discovery Process

Image from LEAD 2.0 Taking Stock session

In April 2018, GCISD's Discovery Committee convened. This group included over 100 individuals representing a wide variety of GCISD stakeholders, including students, parents, staff, community members, etc.

The group was tasked with thinking through many things, including:

  • Reviewing the work accomplished in LEAD 2021
  • Initiating the process that advances the district towards LEAD 2.0
  • Assessing the capacity of the district
  • Identifying patterns and trends that can be used in the establishment of district goals

Expanded Discovery

In September and October 2018, the district conducted face-to-face focus groups at every campus with students, parents and staff. Evening and daytime sessions were held, leading to over 1,000 people getting involved in the LEAD 2.0 development process.

In these meetings, participants focused on:

  • Sharing their hopes, concerns and dreams for GCISD

Forming LEAD 2.0 Goals

In October 2018, a Discovery Action Team was formed. This team included 30 members from the Discovery Committee. This group synthesized all of the data that had been collected in previous steps in the journey and formed the four goals of LEAD 2.0.

The goals were approved by the GCISD Board of Trustees in December 2018.