WHY WE NEED CLASSROOM LEADERS
The Reflection Pool
By Sue Dunlop
We spend lots of time talking about principal leadership in education. We dissect principal workload, discuss how important instructional leadership is and agree on the impact a principal has on a school. And I agree! The principalship is a key element of every school’s success, as I discussed here.
But we need much more than formal leaders! School improvement, that is, improving our effectiveness to meet student need so that every student achieves and succeeds at a high level, is the foundation for every educator’s work. And we can’t do it without leaders in the classroom.