school bus_ed

Being a Leader

Are You a School Leader?

There is an argument to be made that being a teacher automatically puts the individual in a leadership position. But not all teachers understand their place or their role within a school system as leaders. Now, let us take this example up a notch.

Suppose you are a school principal, would you consider yourself a leader? In this instance, the answer would not be that…hard to determine because being a school principal presumes that, you are in a leadership position. That is the presumption here. Listen to the audio files.

For instance, being the head of a school requires a bit of leadership skills. Whether you would admit it or not, being a school principal means that, you are a leader. In that sense, most people would agree that the title of a school principal is also a leadership position or it is a leadership title.

Does that mean that every school principal is a leader? Does the individual determine the daily operations of the school building itself? One might say yes!

A Schooling System

There is something else worth pointing out here as well. That is, a school is only a part of a larger schooling system. In other words, it is a part of a broader entity.

A school principal is generally supervised by a school superintendent. Of course, it is not the norm. That is to say, this is not always the case. For the most part, however, that is the way it is. Watch video files to learn more

The superintendent himself is often supervised by a school board. A School board itself is often subjected to the educational policies of the state where the school district is located. In the same way, these state policies often derive from national dictum. So, we are not sure who is leading the school. There is not a clear understanding as to who is leading his or her organization.

When we are talking about leadership in a school setting, we have to consider those limitations. At the end of the day, there is always an entity is in a higher position than the other is and that entity is dictating the other what to do or not to do. These are important realities; these are important facts we have to take into account when we are trying to determine who is a leader within a school system or within a school setting.

Ben Wood Johnson, Ph.D.

Ben Wood Johnson, Ph.D.

President/CEO at BWEC, LLC.
Dr. Johnson is an author, educator, and philosopher. He is a multidisciplinary scholar. He writes about Philosophy, Legal Theory, Public/Foreign Policy, Education, Politics, Ethics, Race, and Crime. Dr. Johnson graduated from Penn State and Villanova University. He is fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Johnson enjoys reading, poetry, painting, and music.
Ben Wood Johnson, Ph.D.

Latest posts by Ben Wood Johnson, Ph.D. (see all)

Posts/Items: Ben Wood Post

(Click here to Read More...)

Tags: ,

If you like this blog...Please spread the word :)