Monday, May 29, 2006

Morally Driven- Leola Hildebrandt

Leola Hildebrandt (my principal)

Leola is a leader who I admire for her moral purpose. Fullan's introduces his chapter on moral purpose by saying "You don't have to be Mother Theresa to have moral purpose." I believe Leola possess many of the qualities a person like Mother Theresa would need in order to lead and inspire people to do their best. Leola sets high goals for herself and her staff. She does this because she knows the difference we as teachers can make in every childs life. She infuses the teachings Christianity in every decision and goal. From the simplest of choices to the largest of school shifts she always aware of how her ideas, values, and commitments affect both the teachers and students.

I once heard a principal share advice on how to be the best principal possible. She said that all you have to do is take care of the teachers and they will take care of the kids. This is what Leola does for her staff. She helps us to set smart goals for learning and wise goals for caring for students' whole child.

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