Relationships: Our Reason to Continue

Many lucky teachers experience an amazing leader each day—and some wish for an exceptional leader each day. Exceptional leaders share many characteristics, but the most comprehensive one might be building relationships—with students, teachers and the community. Relationships are what bring us back to work each day—they help us continue on the bad days and rejoice on the good day.

One of the nationally recognized leaders in Texas was brought to my attention by an AP attending TCEA a few years ago. He returned from the conference raving Continue reading “Relationships: Our Reason to Continue”

Authentic Leadership

Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical, and performance-oriented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… – Sheryl Sandberg

The journey to earning my administrative certification has led to much self-reflection about leadership styles and a few patterns emerged over time. My conclusion was that administrators can be competent yet unsuccessful if they fail to build a culture that supports the people within the system. Continue reading “Authentic Leadership”