What Schools Need
Schools do not need more standardized tests
Schools do not need more technology
Schools need servant leaders
Schools need servant leaders who put service above ego,
who can persevere through challenge and crisis,
who will stay present even when it is uncomfortable.
Schools need servant leaders who care about children, parents, staff,
and the diverse community we all live and work in.
Schools need servant leaders who will not be lead down a false path of faster is better,
force wins, and degrees make you smarter than someone else.
Schools need servant leaders who will receive and celebrate the human spirit.
Schools need servant leaders who will recognize that time and attention are more important than expediency and the next new cell phone app.
Schools need servant leaders who have the courage to share leadership
and empower staff, students, and parents.
Schools need servant leaders because we have lost our way as a nation.
Children should not be put in cages and parents should not be punished for sacrificing everything for their child's well-being. We need servant leaders who will remember the courage it takes to intervene with hatred, violence, poverty, addiction, and mental illness.
We have not lost our way because of lack of ideas or technology. We have lost our way because of a lack of courage. The solutions are already here. Servant leaders have the courage to be caring, compassionate, empathetic, understanding, patient, firm, clear, forgiving, and grateful.
Servant leaders live in integrity.
Schools need servant leaders.