As an educational leader, I am responsible to advocate for students who do not have a voice. Students who have disabilities, students who are second language learners and students with low socio-economic conditions.
As a leader, I respect all members of the community and allow their voices to be heard when it comes to decision making, in order to seek and build a framework of effectiveness.
Leaders "can effectively make challenging decisions decisions using collaborative approach while keeping in mind the human needs of the individual who are serving the organizations" (Irby et al., 2009). SLT provides leaders who get their greatest satisfaction helping others get through the day and helping others see the bigger picture. They empathize. As a result, I am open to change, value diversity and integrity, and value professional growth to foster academic success.
Through my experiences in education and my beliefs and values in education, I am an advocate for students and ensure that decisions of stakeholders are heard when a decision is made because a respectful solution should include everyone voice. Equality and inclusion are words in education that are crucial in order to address the concerns, needs, and abilities of students for the 21st century.
Irby, B., Brown, G., & Yang, L. (2009), The Synergistic Leadership Theory: A 21st Century Leadership Theory, Huntsville, TX.