While researching standards for my post on leadership, I discovered the tenets of leadership as defined by the state of Texas. Intrigued, I decided to delve a bit deeper into each standard, and see how it truly relates to my role. While these standards could establish what defines a leader on paper, I wanted to apply them to what campus leaders do each day. Knowing that reflection is also a key component, there may be some twists and tricks that jump out at me as I review each strand. The standards are also under review and going to change, so it will be interesting to see how “leadership” looks when it is redefined. Each post will be linked under the addressed standards.
- The leader is responsible for ensuring every student receives high-quality instruction.
- The leader is responsible for ensuring there are high-quality teachers and staff in every classroom and throughout the school.
- The leader is responsible for modeling a consistent focus and personal responsibility for improving student outcomes.
- The leader is responsible for establishing and implementing a shared vision and culture of high expectations for all students.
- The leader is responsible for implementing systems that align with the school’s vision and improve the quality of instruction.