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Educational Leadership Philosophy

Educational Leadership Philosophy:
       An educational leader is the backbone and heart of the school.  As a leader I believe it is my top priority to cast a clear vision while seeking to inspire, grow, and challenge both the staff and students.  I possess a servant's heart which is reflected in my leadership style.  I believe it is important to cultivate the next generation of leaders within the building and recognize the strengths of others.  Relationships matter and need to be developed before tasks are issued.   It is important to foster a culture with clear and high expectations to help ensure accountability and student success.  

Characteristics of an Effective Leader:

I believe that a leader ...

  • Casts a clear vision 

  • Builds strong relationships with all stakeholders

  • Establishes high expectations for all stakeholders

  • Is the instructional leader

  • Grows other leaders

  • Is visible and actively participates in learning

  • Believes all students can succeed

School Vision Statement:
Students will participate in rigorous, engaging, and meaningful student-centered instruction that will challenge and prepare each student to excel in any twenty-first century pursuit.

School Mission Statement:
To provide a world-class education that enables every student to choose and pursue any post K12 endeavor


Top Three Goals:

Goal 1:
Build Relationships – Develop and nurture positive professional relationships with all stakeholders including instructional staff, students, parents, and the community.

Goal 2:
Continuous improvement plan – Uncover the foundational needs required to develop a school continuous improvement plan that identifies the school’s areas of strengths and opportunities for growth. 

Goal 3:
Foster a collaborative culture with high expectations – Ensure that high expectations that foster student achievement and equity are communicated to all stakeholders including instructional staff, students, and families.  

Strategies for sustaining school improvement:

  • Develop and foster professional relationships with all stakeholders including instructional staff, students, families, PTA, and the community.

  • Ensure all school policies are aligned with district policies and that student equity and achievement are a top priority.

  • Collaborate with school leadership team to develop a school improvement plan that establishes a central plan to bolster the school’s strengths and capitalize on opportunities to improve student achievement.

  •  Create a collaborative school culture with high expectations and accountability for staff, students, and families. 

  • Leverage community partnerships open opportunities to help meet the needs of students.

  • Cultivate leadership skills within the school’s staff to develop the next generation of leaders and identify the needs of students.

Strategies for evaluating school progress:
  • Set school wide standards based instructional goals​​

  • Create a red, yellow, and green tracking strategy to monitor student academic progress

  • Use data to identify strengths and opportunities to drive direct instruction

  • Evaluate and assess data to adjust instruction and assessment

  • Monthly walk-throughs and formal observations

  • Monthly school improvement meetings with leadership team to monitor progress

Strategies for promoting a positive school culture:
  • Administration and teachers visible in hallways during transitions

  • Administration is visible throughout the building

  • Open-door policy

  • Creating a student government association

  • Monthly PTA meetings

  • Monthly newsletter and spotlight on learning

  • Ongoing parent contacts

  • Encourage the development of clubs

  • Regular student recognition

  • Peer tutoring

  • Create a school culture committee

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