Servant leadership is a leadership philosophy in which the goal of the leader is to serve. This leadership style is showing care and concern for those you serve through your actions. I believe that a servant leader continues to grow and develop throughout their personal or professional journey.
The following are examples of how I model servant leadership as a Director of School Support as I work alongside school leaders and advocate for them to those who are in authority. When developing and monitoring curriculum, I roll up my sleeves alongside district teams to unpack the demands and rigor of learning standards and advocate for a high quality curriculum. I listen to portray a sense of care, persuade to build consensus, and push against implicit bias to leverage the purpose of the work. I believe that a servant leader will “get his/her hands dirty” with everyone as part of the team.
“If your actions inspire people to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams