Servant Leadership In Schools

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At the core of every academic institution lies the most important influence to permeate the school, leadership. It is the leadership that will determine the direction of the school, the handling of the teachers from evaluation and training to hiring, the student achievement through instruction, the management of the school facilities, and the involvement of the community. Okcu plainly states, "One of the most significant elements of effective schools is school administrators and their leadership styles." (2014, p.2163) There are a variety leadership styles that support successful schools including transformational leadership, transactional leadership, servant leadership, authentic leadership, and situational, adaptive, or
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Employing the characteristics listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people, and building community (Fitzgerald, 2014) of servant leadership will allow me to help teachers in their evaluation and training. By being a servant leader, not only will I be able to help teachers to identify individual needs of all the teachers and subsequently developing professional development to make sure that the individual needs of each teacher are met. This certainly will also act as modeling instructional practices, along with dialogue with colleagues, and monitoring the evidence collected which allows coaching to support improved performance. (West-Burnham, …show more content…
It is imperative that every individual who uses the building takes ownership. I anticipate utilizing a floating classroom model, phased in gradually, in which groups of teachers will share classrooms. One of the negatives with teachers who float around the building is they at times can display an attitude that if it belongs to everyone then it belongs to nobody and therefore feel as though someone else will take care of any issues. Floating classrooms will allow teachers to be among the students during class change and be visible in the hallways, rather than stuck and hiding inside classrooms during class

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