This is a 3 post collaborative effort between Russ (classroom teacher), Eric (building principal) and myself (central office admin). Full disclosure: Eric is also my brother and Russ is also my brother-in-law.
We are planning to lead a session at EdCamp Eastern Iowa in a few weeks. The three of us spend countless hours on Twitter, on the phone and at family get-togethers talking about our differing perspectives on education based partly on our current roles as teacher, building administrator and district administrator. We don't claim to have all of the answers, but I think we're pretty confident we have lots of questions about what school leadership can and should look like from the perspectives of our roles. A few of my questions follow.
- What is leadership?
- a person with influence?
- a person with a specific title?
- a noun? a verb?