Effective leadership is an essential component in facilitating change that will improve student achievement and educational experiences. Research has concluded among the school-related factors that are associated with students’ achievement, leadership is second only to classroom instruction.
I believe the defining characteristic of a successful leader is their ability to accelerate lasting and meaningful change. They can see beyond the ambiguity and challenges in front of them, and envision a better future. At the core of effective leadership, is the ability to chart a course for improvement aligned with a shared organizational vision.