Creating a Culture of Achievement Through Shared Leadership: A Collaborative Team Approach
As a part of a graduate program in educational leadership, I’m sharing an article regarding creating a culture of achievement. It highlights several concepts I learned throughout my course work. These strategies are being used in my district and have made a positive impact. I hope as educators you find this article useful and can apply the concepts at your school.
In our ever changing world, leadership is critical in achieving success in society. Educational leadership can create a positive culture which benefits students and the community as a whole. School leadership goes beyond a handful of administrators. Shared collaborative leadership involves all stakeholders and can have a lasting impact on our schools. As they say, “it takes a village “. Several issues are addressed through this leadership model, and the entire community benefits.
Our district has developed a collaborative team approach to address student needs. Committees were formed to implement initiatives in social emotional needs, equity and opportunity, technology and meaningful engagement. These committees develop programs to provide students with educational support, social emotional services, equal opportunities and technology support. These initiatives align with the district mission and uses data to drive decisions. These initiatives are not temporary, they are embedded in the school culture. This approach creates a trauma informed environment we’re students feel safe and staff has high job satisfaction.
I’m fortunate to work in a district that values diversity and taps into multiple perspectives and talents to create a culture of achievement. This culture and climate allows are schools to develop and grow. Feel free to share your feedback, I hope you find this information useful.