Connecting with People and Leadership

Connecting with People and Leadership

Connecting with people through leadership impacts the people around you and creates a lasting legacy. My father is a great example. He had two jobs his entire life. The first one – a high school coach and history teacher – lasted 13 years and the second...
Innovation in Charter Schools

Innovation in Charter Schools

In 2012, President Obama called charter schools “incubators of innovation.” He explained that, “These institutions give educators the freedom to cultivate new teaching models and develop creative methods to meet students’ needs. This unique flexibility is...

One Great School Everyone Should Visit

For the last six years, I have studied and analyzed the most effective public charter schools across the country. This analysis has lead me to conclude that there are six common characteristics that all schools share: Clearly defined mission and purpose. Expanded...

To be an effective leader you must have vision

On October 6, we hosted a 100 leaders for a leadership conference in Raleigh called, “Live2Lead” where leadership expert, John Maxwell, served as  one of the speakers. During his talk, John stated that the number one characteristic of an effective leader is vision....

How do you improve your ability to lead others?

“Those who think they lead and have no one who follow are merely taking a walk.” This leadership proverb has shaped the way I have viewed leadership since the first time I read it over three years ago. It defines my daily actions, communications, decision-making and...

What’s your top ten?

When I first became a principal over forty years ago, the world was a very different place and I was a very different person. Having achieved my goal of being a principal at the age of twenty-eight, I was pretty full of myself and was proud that I had authority over...
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