Developing Leadership Capacity
A leader provides opportunities for members of the school community to develop leadership capacity and to support others in fulfilling their educational roles.
Supporting Staff with their Leadership Goals
I believe that leadership is more than holding an administrative position in a school. Early in my career as a teacher, this was not my belief. Once I read the 360° Leader as a part of the Leadership 2000 program, my understanding of leadership shifted. As an administrator, I have worked to help staff find areas that they can lead our staff. In some cases, I have offered a position to a staff member to provide them with an area they can develop and influence, in other cases I have simply facilitated their goals and vision. I am happy that we have staff leading in areas such as: literacy development, GSA Programs (Safe and Caring), athletics and intramurals, Student Wellness and Activity Team (SWAT), robotics, and First Nations, Metis and Inuit learning and teaching. Allowing other staff to take the lead on projects and passions has created many in-house experts that we can rely on. It also helps build community and collaboration among our staff.