risk-taker, visionary, empowerer, box-breaker, supporter, questioner, researcher
The coaches and teacher leaders I have the pleasure of working with are: Architects of academic splendor. Sailors of uncharted inquiries. Anthropic heroes who know the truth about standardized and conformity measures. The Appleseeds of innovation, mindset and beyond. And of course, they are still just kids...loving learning alongside others as they refine, create and reinvent it in spectacular ways.
I asked my outside-of-education husband to respond to this question. I had thought about it too much to come up with anything that I thought was genuine anymore. Turns out he has something pretty powerful to offer to the conversation...
"Leadership is about perseverance~its the person who says I am in it with you, I am not going to back out on you when it gets tough, and I know why I am here. It't not about perceived power or rank or number of years. The mailman can be your leader. Its whomever, at the end of the day, is committed to moving the process forward in a positive way. A leader knows WHY its important to get the product done/accomplished."
Illuminating the path for inspired learning to occur authentically and collaboratively.
Leaving a legacy of supporting others (students & adults) reach all they desire - supporting hopes, dreams & actions.
Dedicating, following through, listening, inspiring, modeling, caring, visioning, learning, questioning, persevering, believing...
Instructional coaches and school improvement leaders from the Waukee Community School District in Waukee, Iowa.