Principal Leadership . The Leader in Me ADP647 Jay Zingley. My Background. After graduating from Penn State with a BS in Secondary Education Social Studies, I entered the insurance industry as an auto appraiser, then property adjuster and finally a property supervisor for 25 years.
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The Leader in Me
ADP647 Jay Zingley
ELCC Standard 1-6
ELCC: 4,5 (habit 2) and then 1,2 (habit 3)
I have always thought I was good listener, but when I completed the benchmark for the 7 habits I found that I was not as good of a listener as I thought I was. So in trying to understand my level one ESL students I had to listen better to what they were saying and asking, and then I understood and then I sought understanding from them from their perspective.
ELCC Standard 4,5 and 6
My experience in synergizing in an academic setting was a bit different. I had been following a student in my class who had exhibited behavior swings from being a very good engaging student to one who would say and do the wrong things such as bullying and physically fighting with other students. Unfortunately finding a solution to his problem was very complicated and not one that I or any else could synergistically address before he was involved in another altercation and was put on out of school suspension with possible expulsion only to find out that he had become suicidal. I tried to emphasis the idea of making better choices, positive choices for his life. I showed him how choices have good and bad consequences.
Well, this past week she took the time especially when our student who was on out of school suspension, decided to become suicidal, she decided enough and she needed to work on the saw, she came in by the end of the week with a new perspective and a new drive to continue being proactive and working towards new goals for the school.
You know the toughest thing is to try and bring a school together. You need to work at it one step at a time. First you get the teachers to work with you, then the students, then the parents and finally the community. The most difficult part is the vision you have for your school and making that vision a reality.