Developing leadership is what I am most looking forward to in administration. I don’t know everything and I don’t pretend to. Our teachers are so unbelievably talented and have so many wonderful ideas, it would be a shame for them to be lead my me exclusively.
As far as developing leaders, I find that empowering them to feel comfortable enough to make simple decisions is the first step. As soon as they feel confident in themselves, their leadership abilities begin to show. Being a new administrator in a place that had quite a bit of turnover last year is difficult because most of us are just trying to remember which was is up and hope it stays that way for a little while. Once the comfort has been achieved, it’s going to be a whole new ballgame.