Great Leaders Keep The Focus On Student Learning

I love working in the Carmel Clay School district, and the last two days I spent at the administrators retreat were so refreshing.  Leaders focused on student learning, inspring teachers, and continually working toward excellence!  Tonight I came across a blog post on the NSDC blog, check out this quote and read the article by clicking the link below.

“Without effective leaders, public education is often a maelstrom of competing interests. Attention and effort can shift from students’ needs to responding to the most powerful or persistent adult voices. School system leaders understand that one of their roles is to modulate and, in some cases, resist these demands, ensuring that the system’s focus remains on student learning. This is often exhausting work and certainly not the reason most leaders chose public education as a career. Nevertheless, leaders prepare for and embrace this role, understanding that their success directly impacts student performance.”

http://www.nsdc.org/learningBlog/post.cfm/great-leaders-keep-the-focus-on-student-learning