The BRES Blog

November 27, 2018

School Turnaround Success: A conversation with Oscar Aponte

It was an unusually chilly September morning at Maple Lawn Elementary School. School had been in session for several weeks and while the anticipation and jitters of the beginning of the school year had worn off, the passion and focus of one of Dallas ISD’s most talented principals was as intense as ever.  BRES had the privilege of sitting… Read more »


June 6, 2018

Flip the (phone) Script!

As you are closing out your school year and firming up your staffing plans for the upcoming year, we wrap up our hiring series by taking a deep dive into the phone screen piece of our selection process. If you missed our previous blog posts around hiring, you can check them out here. Conducting a quality… Read more »


April 10, 2018

Danielle Petters, Dallas ISD Secondary Principal of the Year, on Systems, Selection, and Choosing the Right Squad

At BRES, we are honored to work alongside some of the most talented school leaders in the country. In today’s blog we had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Danielle Petters, recently named Dallas ISD’s Secondary Principal of the Year for her work at H. Grady Spruce High School. Petters, who has been a principal for… Read more »


February 16, 2018

A Better Way to Hire

This week’s blog is written by guest blogger, Karen Salerno. Her full bio can be found at the conclusion of this post. As January turns into February, as do school leaders prepare for long days of interviews, making offers, and the anxiety inducing process of designing staffing plans for the year ahead. Historically, teacher selection… Read more »


October 19, 2017

School leaders who take these steps when communicating strategic priorities won’t believe the success that follows!

In our previous posts, we’ve been talking about how the best school leaders select and plan strategic priorities or “big rocks” for their schools. In case you missed these posts, they can be found on our website. Today, we’re kicking off a new series of blog posts focused on implementation now that planning has occurred. This first post covers the importance of… Read more »