Turns out, for me, it’s all about relational trust. I used my strengths as a social butterfly. I got out in the halls and classes, and made it a point to know something about my colleagues, students and parents. This is work that is ongoing every day, and it doesn’t just stop there. Me being visible contributes to others doing the same. Having confidence in my staff, volunteers, students, parents, etc. to do what needs to be done gives them the capital to pay it forward, and the biggest benefit from all of this is building a positive school culture.
If Fairview First is going to fly, we need to continue involving community (students, staff, parents, school council, community resources). And the community needs to know about us. It’s building Professional Capital (Fullan, Hargreaves, I owe you one).
Rishma is a middle school AP who is a French speaking poli-sci nerd and is known to perhaps dabble in caffeine. And sarcasm. @MmeRishma