An Educational leader must strive to continually improve their own understanding and mastery of current educational practices and theories. Maintaining a lifelong commitment to furthering one’s own professional development and sharing this knowledge with one’s staff ensures that a leader is thought of in a highly professional manner as an instructional leader not simply as a manager.
Knowledge however is not enough to move students towards mastery. An Educational leader must have the ability, through the use of data to assess their staff and themselves to develop a plan to support the community at large and the individual as the situation dictates. The implementation of the results of this type of data collection ties into developing positive professional relationships based on trust and