Transformative Educational Leadership Journal | ISSUE: Fall 2020
This is a narrative account of a first year Principal leading during a global pandemic. The lessons learned during this time include be steady, be clear and be generous – inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry.
By Brooke Douglas
The 2019/20 school year: What a time!
At the beginning of this year I started out in my new role as Principal of an elementary school. I have always been clear about my ‘why’ in terms of my work as an educator and leader. This why has infused my work and I have been able to lean on its sturdiness over time. My why is the fuel that motivates me to dig deeper, to reflect, to question, and to learn – from both the successes and the failures.