Breakout Session 5.2: Leave No Leader Behind - The Clarion Call for Fighting Leader Burnout and Promoting Self-care while Succeeding in Uncertain Times
The COVID pandemic paired with the already existing issues of unprepared students and teachers, bias mandated curricula rubrics, overused/ abused testing mandates, and unruly parents has opened our eyes to the need of social emotional support. The need is loud and evident but the one person who needs it the most, the school leader, is tasked with providing that support for others. Research shows that effective school leadership is strongly associated with improved student achievement. Despite this point principals are tasked with much more than student achievement. Leaders are attentive to students’ academic and social emotional well-being; building relationships; building capacity; demonstrating instructional, managerial, and cultural leadership within a site; while juggling their own lives. This is an obvious clarion call for social emotional balance for school leaders especially those operating in low-performing schools.
This presentation will highlight strategies for school leaders who are tasked with taking schools to the next level while making sure to, “Leave no Leader Behind.” Teacher leaders, assistant principals, principals and district leaders will be provided strategies to keep themselves refreshed and alert as they provide environments that are conducive to high academic achievement.