No change happens overnight, no matter how much we want it to. Real growth happens with collaborative leadership that embraces the strengths of every member of the team. This is what is best for our school community and that is why I'm committed to seeing it through.
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November 28, 2017
November 26, 2017
Learning chances are too precious to waste. I will keep modeling how to make the most of each one, allowing the vulnerability to be visible regardless of how uncomfortable it may feel.
November 23, 2017
Every day I learn something new and am so grateful for that experience. Although it is not always pleasant at the time, the opportunity to grow feels limitless.
November 20, 2017
This is the work we need to be doing to affect positive change in the classroom. This is how we build a team.
November 02, 2017
These events this week have been the moments that helped me see that change is happening. The relationships are being built and folks are seeing the possibilities. I'm still working to stop saying things like, "when I was in the classroom..." and just listen to teachers and help them find what works for when they are in the classroom with our kids.
October 29, 2017
As education continues to shift, we need to evaluate the long held systems in place. Grading teachers doesn't make them more effective, constant conversations and snapshot observations will. We can only help improve educators if we take the time to get to know them. Admin, know your teachers. What are you waiting for?
October 26, 2017
Changes in leadership can create discomfort with staff, especially if the prior administrator handled things very differently. Your team needs time to get used to new leadership and expectations. As relationships are being developed, everything is being watched. Every exchange is an opportunity for reflection and growth to become a better leader and develop more connected relationships.
October 24, 2017
Since being in classrooms is really what will inform my ability to help teachers serve students, I know I have to get into them more in whatever capacity I can, especially beyond observations and walk-throughs, though I acknowledge this is a good start. How do I go about getting off the treadmill and onto the real learning part of leadership?
October 12, 2017
As we continue to acknowledge the nuance of learning and adjust expectations accordingly, student engagement and ownership over their own learning will improve. It's time to de-emphasize testing as a means of accountability and start working with the community to build relationships that apply the skills being learned and also better our surroundings.
October 10, 2017
Since we must evaluate teachers in New York, why not make that process valuable to everyone involved for the benefit of the students?