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Anthony Wayne Local: Using a human capital framework to align, find, grow, and keep staff

September 27, 2023
“We knew we needed a focused, ever-evolving human capital plan, which is why we engaged in an ongoing professional learning cohort experience as a team.”

Jim Fritz, Ed.D. | Superintendent

Historically, Anthony Wayne Local Schools (AWLS) was able to rely on its reputation alone to attract plenty of applicants across all positions. Like many districts, AWLS recently began seeing fewer applicants and needed a focused approach to recruit and retain staff. 

By utilizing a framework with their 21st century instructional vision at its core, the team is able to better align efforts and enhance strategies to find, grow, and keep the people that can deliver on their brand promise for students – the Portrait of a General. 

Using this human capital framework keeps the work centered on student outcomes and concentrated on the district’s strategic plan and Portrait of a General. This alignment informs all of Anthony Wayne’s efforts to find talent, grow its people, and ultimately retain staff. 

About the District
The Anthony Wayne Local School District community places an extremely high value on education and expects its schools to provide well-rounded, world-class experiences that prepare students for life beyond the classroom. Located southwest of Toledo in northwest Ohio, AWLS serves more than 4,400 students across six schools.

The Anthony Wayne Local Schools Portrait of a General was developed in partnership with school stakeholders and represents the community’s aspirations for the characteristics all Anthony Wayne graduates should possess, including adaptability and flexibility, collaboration and communication, critical thinking, empathy, and a learner’s mindset.