By David Bowling, 2016-2017 President ACSA Region 11
The goal of an effective school administrator is to lead a “mission of empowerment” to ensure that children served are exposed to the skills needed to build a culture of lifelong learning. Administrators are also charged with the more mundane obligations of leadership that many times hold a negative perception such as student discipline, attendance compliance, teacher evaluations, and management of state mandated activities, but at the heart of even these difficult tasks, administrators are empowering people. A skilled school administrator challenges and engages all stakeholders of their school and community in an unending quest to improve learning, teaching, involvement, and academic success. The holistic role of a school administrator requires the acknowledgement that he or she is only one small part of the sum in the whole effort to lead a culture of academic achievement and lifelong learning. Passionate school administrators embrace a “We NOT Me” mentality that demonstrates close personal relationships with everyone around them to join the common cause of their mission of empowerment in public education. These are the administrators of ACSA Region 11.
ACSA Region 11 and its member charters recognize and celebrate the work of their administrative leaders in the larger context of their duties. Excellence in administration isn’t hard to recognize and we want to celebrate your efforts. In the coming weeks, Region 11 and your local ACSA Charters will be demonstrating appreciation to hard working members through random drawings that might provide you something special when you least expect it.
Follow this page to see who has won and to learn more about the outstanding administrators in your neighborhood and across the Region. Winners will be published in our Winter 2017 Newsletter and you can follow us on our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/acsaregionxi to see the fun and gather relevant news and information regarding the events and business of Region 11.