Visionary Leadership Analysis

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Visionary Leadership: I had the privileged to join in on a cabinet meeting with Mrs. Deborah Rowe, the principal from James Enochs High School in Modesto, CA. After reviewing the weekly and monthly events, she started the meeting with a book discussion on chapter ten of In Praise of American Educators by Richard DuFour. It is ingenious of the leader to apply some of the findings from the article and articulate as to how the findings can be apply to her school and her students. This is a prime example of what is being a visionary leader as she led the book discussion engages her cabinet in how to allocate the CAHSEE fund to provide support for students’ success. She then delegated this task to her Associate Principal in charge of instructional…show more content…
Rowe sets aside funding for teachers to observe other teachers to build instructional leaders and increase collaborations. One of the parent contacted the school regarding their child recording a video in class where the teacher is not doing his job and allow students to roam everywhere in the classroom. One of the AP visited the classroom and observed that the teacher is having issue managing his classroom. The approach of not confronting the teacher directly to preserve his dignity is very thoughtful at building trust and relationship. I think it is clever to have the teacher identify the students that he might need support and free up the teacher schedule to observe other teacher with the same student. This way the teacher can learn on his own. I think that the idea of pairing up this teacher with a mentor teacher and set aside funding to provide support in such a collaborative manner is the characteristic of a great instructional leader. This kind of thinking is what moves a school…show more content…
Deborah Rowe works to build relationship in such a polite and respectful way. She tasked her cabinet to observe the entire classrooms throughout the campus at least once a week and divide the task equally among her cabinet members. The goal is to get the teacher to feel comfortable at providing feedback and also allocate funds to provide substitutes for teachers to observe other teachers to gain instructional strategies from one another. She hope that this will set the tone for professional learning communities (PLC) so that she can create a culture of trust and life long learners to implement change that is coming along the
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