My philosophy of Instructional Leadership, challenges district’s to substantially improve the learning of ALL students by passionately and actively….
- Challenging educators to think deeply and differently about the needs of this current generation.
- Collaborating with administrators, teachers, community leaders and business members for the continued success of our schools.
- Putting our collective minds together to shape the future of education in order to remain leaders in this global community.
- Monitoring and measuring student progress and personal development to assure that each student advances to his/her highest potential.
- Providing students a chance to experience the full scope of educational opportunities in order to become competitive players in a diverse, global environment.
A district’s philosophy drives our decision-making and is at the core of the work produced, modeled and spoken. My philosophy is defined by the following beliefs:
- Stay Focused: I believe that vision determines destination and leadership is the tool that ensures that everyone is focused on what is vital.
- Work and Grow Together: I believe that we grow as we learn about different ideas from others, and listen to them express their opinions about processes, outcomes, and how to achieve greater success. By sharing knowledge with one another and by taking responsibility for the growth and development of our students and ourselves, we make the district better.
- Encourage, Recognize, Reward: I believe that as a district it is important to sustain quality and ensure a successful experience in learning. In order to do this, we must find better ways to encourage, recognize and reward educators. To recognize members of our Professional Learning Community signifies that someone noticed and someone cared about the important work that is being done. To the rest of the organization, recognition creates role models and communicates the standards for great performance.
- Engage and Empower: I believe that learning for both students and teachers, is greater and deeper when teachers and students are encouraged to exercise their judgment about the content and processes of their work and to give some direction to shape educational practices.
- Transform with Technology: I believe technology as a tool transforms instructional content and pedagogical practice making it possible for teachers to develop course content and plan lessons from across countries that can be made available to all students. This will have an impact on how school districts plan in the future. I believe educational leaders understand the challenges associated with the effective use of technology in instruction which provides opportunities to successfully guide the learning process.