Standard 5: Ethics
An educational leader promotes the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
As the shared vision is enacted in a learning organization, the beliefs and values established as the foundation are to be represented through modeling by not only the building leadership team but the staff as a whole. Leadership experience as a Sergeant of Marines endures through promoting the success of all by implementing ethical behavior into everyday life. Marines reinforce the desired behavior with the acronym JJ DID TIE BUCKLE (judgment, justice, dependability, integrity, decisiveness, tact, initiative, endurance, bearing, unselfishness, courage, knowledge, loyalty, and enthusiasm).
EDL 276: Applications of School Law, Mandates and Policies, Summer 2017
a. Demonstrates ethical and professional behavior.
To implement high expectations with consistency and fidelity, a leader must ensure the enacted mandates align with the provided policy. As a cohort, we evaluated a student-parent handbook and teacher handbook to ensure the district policy and citations aligned with related legal cases, laws, and mandates.
EDL 278: Supervision of Instruction, Spring 2017
c. Fosters and maintains caring professional relationships with staff.
I believe teacher evaluation should be transformed to collaboratively promote professional growth that leads to improved performance away from the rewards and punishment framework. This infographic outlines the framework starting with the why, all the way down to the how and what.
b. Demonstrates values, beliefs, and attitudes that inspire others to higher levels of performance.
I was privileged to have been offered the opportunity to facilitate the learning of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) systematic process for continual improvement with Drake’s Continual Improvement Network. My aim was to inspire others to use this process to reach higher levels of performance in their own systems.
Introduction to the Plan - Do - Study - Act (PDSA) Systematic Process for Continual Improvement
EDL 279: Managing Schools, Fall 2016
d. Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to diversity in the school community.
e. Is respectful of divergent opinions.
In the business world, customers determine what products and services are offered. Through the mindset of customer experience methodology, we can delve deeper into the experiences our students have from the time they board the bus. Too often we deflect our prior experience as what the students need and want. In an ever-changing world, we need to develop an appropriation for customer experience and respect opinions that challenge our current status quo, and take this into account for improvement initiatives.