As administrators and school building leaders, the summer should be a time to “Renew, refresh and recommit.” Do you make time to do this for yourselves? The demands of your job warrant time off to do what is necessary to begin the new school year. We should be ready to ‘refound leadership” in order to be resilient.” It is important that you take care of yourself so you can take care of your teachers, staff, parents, and especially the children.
Building upon his lecture from last June, Dr. Cattaro will open the new Academic School Year with a participatory webinar that will give you a deeper understanding about “Resilient Leadership”, and how to recommit to being a Leader that is very much needed in today’s schools.
In June, Dr. Cattaro engaged participants in a guided reflection on how to focus on the positive while eliminating the negative as we look ahead to a promising new school year. He shared six pieces of criteria to “Re-founding Leadership”. This criteria is vital to being resilient leaders: Do you evaluate your knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment? What is your intellectual stimulation? Are you a change agent? How do you monitor and evaluate your teachers and all that is going on in your school? Are you flexible when things need to be changed for the betterment of the school? Are your ideals and beliefs in line with the mission and vision of the school?
Dr. Cattaro also shared a beautiful quote from Buddha defining resilience, “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
In addition, Dr. Cattaro offered practical guidance with the following ten steps that enable Leaders to stay resilient. Resilient School Leadership requires:
As Administrators and School Leaders, you must love your job, be decisive, show you have strong beliefs, show empathy, be calm, be wise and courageous, and use common sense.
Please join us on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm to hear Dr. Cattaro’s words of wisdom which will motivate and prepare you to begin the school year with a renewed sense of purpose.