On 4/30/15, storrsb wrote:
> On 4/24/15, lynne wrote:
>> On 4/08/15, Darla wrote:
>>> How many people should be on a leadership team at a school?
>> How do
>>> you decide who to put in leadership team?
>> It depends on the purpose and responsibilities of the
>> leadership team, and on the size of the school - there is no
>> one answer, since each school has different needs. As for
>> deciding who to put on the team, again this depends on the
>> purpose and responsibilities. Some may be created from an
>> existing group - department heads for example; some may be
>> elected by peers; some may be selected by the principal or
>> designee based on expertise or experience or training, etc.
> I have to agree with lynne regarding this question. As an
> aspiring administrator I think the size of the leadership
> does depend on the function/purpose of it. To staff this
> leadership team I would consider what the purpose of the team
> for and then look for willing candidates from a collection of
> individuals I think would serve well. Knowing what the leader
> will have to do and finding individuals that match up with
> responsibility is imperative. The leaders that served well in
> certain committees may not serve well in others and this
> to considered. I would also make sure I thoroughly discussed
> the purpose of the committee and the leader's role with them
> that there was not confusion regarding expectations.
This is my first year serving on a Leadership Team and it has
been an invaluable experience. Although I have been a school
counselor for 10+ years, this is my first year at this
particular school. Serving on this committee quickly afforded
me the chance to learn the policies and procedures of the
school. As a member of the Leadership Team, I have an
opportunity to advocate for my students. School counselors
often have a direct line to the students' "inside scoop" as
well as having their finger on the pulse of the goings on in
and out of the school. I feel strongly school counselors
should be on their school's leadership team, whether or not
they are an administrator.
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