Through my years as an educator, I have learned first-hand, that a critical attribute of an effective school is effective leadership. Our principals are leading in Adventist education with this truism fixed in their hearts and minds.
article by Keith Hallam, vice president for education
Jack Welch, former GE chairman and CEO said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” This summer, principals attended a three-day intensive workshop devoted to giving principals the opportunity for growth through reflection, asking questions and collaborating with colleagues. At the end of the meetings, each principal prepared a plan for academic development for the upcoming school year.
Through the Bainum Family Foundation, we connected with Fred Lowenbach, an expert and consultant on effective school leadership and school culture. Throughout the 2016-17 school year, Lowenbach will lead out in principal in-service meetings and visit our campuses to provide one-on-one coaching for our principals. He will assist our principals as they assess their schools’ academic culture and effectiveness of current classroom instruction, create professional learning communities for healthy curriculum planning, provide professional development and instructional improvement plans to all teachers and help develop an observation program to assist teachers in their professional development.
We praise God for our teachers and administrators for their selfless ministry to our students. We are committed to investing in them as we journey toward excellence in Adventist education. Our goal is to provide our students the best education for this world and eternity.