I believe that a strong and dynamic educational leadership is essential to insure an educated, informed society, whose citizens are capable of making decisions and choices based upon reason. The way in which education is provided to our students in one of the determining factors in their successes and failures. Our successes prove to be powerful within the lives of our students.
All students are entitled to be part of an educational system that enhances their abilities: educationally, psychologically and socially. It is our job, as educators and administrators, to provide this basic foundation that will allow our students to reach their highest goals and potentials.
This is not an easy task, but it can be accomplished if we are part of a strong and dedicated "educational team." This team begins with a strong partnership between the school, home and community.
It is our job as educators to provide a safe and motivating environment where all students can learn. We must maintain high expectations, to instill a genuine atmosphere of positive student participation and involvement, throughout the educational methodology.
The "Educational Team" must take ownership in its' product. It must foster good citizenship, responsible leaders and contributing members of society. The students of today are life long learners of tomorrow.
Students should be provided with a diversified and challenging school environment. To meet this task requires a sustained focus upon several key based instruction, use of technology and a genuine student centered, educational environment.
It is crucial that educators also understand the important role that the family plays in the student's educational success. Ongoing communication with parents will help facilitate mutual goals and objectives. Listening an responding to family needs will help to provide trust, support and a meaningful educational experience for all.
Students also need the supports form their communities, so they can benefit form the valuable resources that communities can provide. Communities must "buy in" to the educational process, so we can share a common interest in quality education for our students.
Educators and administrators must be passionate about making sure that students are being taught. Our role is that of the "gate keeper." We set the tone and the climate of our schools. he passion we show will serve as the role model for our students, staff and parents. We are the vital force in the future success of the education process. We must use it wisely to produce positive long term outcomes for our students, to help them develop into critical thinking, problem solving, productive members of society.