Module Description. This session will focus on how leaders can build and foster effective teams, as well as teamwork’s impact on the success of organizations. Participants will learn about team building, team dynamics, and the leader’s role in ensuring that teams function at high levels, and they will utilize current research, large and small group discussions, and scenarios to develop understandings that can be applied to their specific contexts.
The Presenter. Bill Barnes, Ed.D., has been the principal at Charlotte High School since 2011. Prior to that role, he was an English and math teacher, writing coach, football coach, forensics advisor, English department chair, and an interventionist for at risk students. Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a math minor and secondary teaching emphasis from Western Michigan University in 2005, a master’s degree in K-12 administration in 2010, and an educational doctorate in educational leadership in 2015. He has presented at numerous state level education conferences, including at the 2017 Governor’s Education and Talent Summit in Lansing, and he presented on instructional and grading practices at a national conference at Marzano Research Laboratories in Denver, Colorado, in 2016. He has been an adjunct instructor at Michigan State University, a Michigan Educator’s Voice Fellow, and he has served on multiple state committees for the Michigan Department of Education. Bill is the 2017 CanDo! chair, active with CharlotteRising and Love Charlotte, and is involved with the CanDo! youth pillar. Bill is originally from Grand Ledge, and he has a wife, Erinn, and two daughters, Ellee and Natalee.