Head of School Published Nationally in Independent School Magazine
In the most recent issue of Independent School Magazine, Graland’s very own Head of School, Josh Cobb, was published nationally for his article titled “Core Progress.” The article, which can be read here, discusses the pathway to the compensation structure redesign at Graland, its powerful impacts on educators and the broader field, as well as the journey forward in carrying out the sphere-based model.
In an effort to recognize teachers beyond their experience and education, this innovative structure honors exceptional teaching, encourages leadership, collaboration, and innovation, expands student learning, and provides the school with the means to attract outstanding teachers and retain talented faculty.
In an excerpt from his article, Mr. Cobb states, “It would be easy to shrink from the new challenges that the pandemic has presented and to view change as too risky or too difficult, but as I heard loud and clear during that keynote presentation, now is the time for innovation. At Graland, we are still early in our implementation of the new system, but I believe it will help sustain a dynamic, energized, growth-focused faculty and ensure that they feel truly and fairly valued. There will surely be more challenges ahead, but I look forward to seeing our revised compensation system benefit the adults and students in our thriving learning environment.”
Graland would like to thank Independent School Magazine for sharing this story, Mr. Cobb for his continued leadership and support, the task force that ultimately brought the vision to life, the generous donors that contributed to the Inspire Campaign, and the Graland community, for standing behind Graland’s most valuable resource: its teachers.
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.