As I read this short article this morning, I was challenged and encouraged.
If there is something I can reflect on and be proud of is that I do take risks in my leadership. I get into trouble for it, and I don't always get it right, and I certainly have upset people at all levels of stakeholders from time to time. Most of the educational risks I make come from those hunches based on the best days of my professional career - being a classroom teacher! I miss the kids in my class...but now in my role as Principal, I just have a very big class of 365 kids I suppose. I am their advocate.
Thank you for your support in helping me and us, to achieve great things for our school. From this article ‘Defining Teacher Leadership’ I really like the notion that teachers are leaders in the classroom. I love too, that we lead students by modelling risk taking. I certainly love this quote…
that we're wrestling with leadership for one reason--to increase student learning and achievement.
I also like the thought (not mentioned in the article) that risk taking and prayer must go hand in hand...commit your ways to the Lord. We may still make mistakes but God always has our back, especially when we seek Him and follow His leading!
Have a great day everyone.