I have fully retired as the CEO of the school that I started. I had many, wonderful and fulfilling roles in education since I started in 1994. I learned and achieved a lot. It was time for me to pivot to do two things: focus on my family and focus on growing more leaders. ❤️
I truly believe that THE most important job as a leader is to empower and grow more leaders. If we don't do this then who will STEP IN when we STEP OUT? 👠👢👞🥾
The transition has been amazing. Growing leaders is something that I have always done. Putting it together in my first book "So You Want to Be a Superintendent? Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be!" enabled me to really drill down to how I have grown and how I have grown the leadership efficacy of others. 🤩
If you are not growing leaders in your organization, you need to start right now 🗣
1️⃣ Have conversations with your staff members and find out what their aspirations are.
2️⃣ Find opportunities for those emerging leaders to...you guessed it...LEAD. Can they run a PD session, how about mentoring a new or struggling teacher, can they serve on or chair a committee?
3️⃣ Support their efforts and their growth. Check-in with them and discuss what they think is going well and what they think they need help with... and repeat.
Before you know it you have created a PIPELINE!
In friendship, love and leadership,