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Leadership Style and Philosophy . Stephanie Burke Educational Leadership July 14 th , 2009. Believe…. “Never regret something that makes you smile.” Joel Meyer “Say I love you often because you never know when the dance will end.” Ashley Reed

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Leadership style and philosophy

Leadership Style and Philosophy

Stephanie Burke

Educational Leadership

July 14th, 2009


  • “Never regret something that makes you smile.” Joel Meyer

  • “Say I love you often because you never know when the dance will end.” Ashley Reed

  • “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Carl W. Buechner

  • “We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” Anonymous


To foster an education family of learners, to ensure that all students have the foundation to become successful lifelong achievers, and believers who will contribute to our society with compassion, courage, knowledge and vision.


To develop a belief in you that success is always a possibility.

To foster in you growth and understanding in the belief of your capacity as a lifelong learner and leader.

To teach you to learn, to live, and to care.

Personal leadership style
Personal Leadership Style

  • “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward

  • “We must nurture our children with confidence. They can’t make it if they are constantly told that they won’t.” George Clements

  • “If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow.” John Lubbock

Personal leadership style1
Personal Leadership Style

  • ESFJ (Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

    • Teach by example and personal involvement

    • Rewarded by helping others

    • Support others; volunteer

    • Need personal connection

    • Team player

    • Sensitive

    • Loyal

    • Responsible

    • Realistic

    • Motivator

  • Consultive Leadership


Classroom management
Classroom Management

  • “The greatest sign of success for a teacher…is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”” Maria Montessori

  • Deal with disruptions with as little interruption as possible.

  • Avoid confrontations in front of my students.

  • Keep high expectations in my class.

  • Over plan, and be ready for anything and everything.

  • Rules are understandable, and usable.

  • Create a nurturing environment.

  • Be confident!

  • Start every day as a new day, past is the

    past, it is time to move on.

  • Take a deep breath, count to ten, and

    tackle each job one step at a time.

  • Seating arrangements, no more than

    two desks away from student.

Personal and professional organization
Personal and Professional Organization

  • “Efficiency is doing things right, effectiveness is doing the right things.” Peter F. Drucker

  • “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Anonymous

  • Calendar! Pocket folders! Routine/Schedule!

Shared leadership with students
Shared Leadership with Students

  • “I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.” Chinese Proverb

  • “Give respect, and be respected. Respect is not given, it is earned.” Anonymous

  • “The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.” John Lubbock

Curriculum instruction and assessment
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

  • “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful.” Edward R. Murrow

  • “Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” Roger Lewin

  • “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” Clay P. Bedford

  • “The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.” John Stuart Mill

  • Graded work supported by rubric.

  • Follow objectives, standards, and units within reasonable time.

  • Differentiation

  • Feedback

Reflection metacognition

  • “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Peter F. Drucker

  • “There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking, and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.” Thomas Paine

  • Journal!


  • “The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.” Naomi Remen

  • “Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” Rollo May

  • Listen; in order to communicate a person must be able to listen as well as they can talk!

  • Talk with my lead teacher and administration if/when questions arise!

  • Ask for help!

Leadership within the school
Leadership within the School

  • Site council

  • Athletic coach

  • Collaborate within my grade-level team, as well specialties.

  • Use protocols to help lead and change throughout my career.

  • Willing and ready to become a part of the school community.

Leadership within the district and beyond
Leadership within the District and Beyond

  • Attend school board meetings

  • Stay current with the implementation of new laws and education amendments

  • Be involved in the writings of grants