Women's History Month: Elevating Leader Voices from the Field
We are kicking off March with a celebration of women’s voices and insights as they lead in schools, classrooms, and nonprofits across the nation. At present, just over a quarter of superintendents are women, with a much smaller percentage identifying as leaders of color. Yet, three-quarters of all public school educators are women.
Now is the time to motivate more aspiring leaders, particularly women and teachers of color, to step into leadership roles and expand their reach to more students, more teachers, and more communities. Young girls need to see more women challenge negative stereotypes, interrupt inequitable systems, and build schools rooted in respect, high expectations, and inclusivity.
At New Leaders, we cultivate and shape exceptional school leaders to remove barriers to student success and create learning environments free from bias and limitation. Each of our five blogs features women leaders doing just that—leading for change.
Watching her community endure immense losses from COVID-19, one school leader is working to restore the humanity of teaching and learning for her students, teachers, families, and herself.
Published by ASCD Express, two former principals and current leadership coaches (as well as New Leaders alumni) share three supports that made a transformative difference in their leadership.
Schools and districts cannot afford to pile on new initiatives without stopping the initiatives that no longer work. Simplifying, the fourth key leadership shift, can deliver results.
A New Leaders alum and coach reflects on distributed leadership: “I knew if I created a partnership with my team, we could build the culture our students needed to thrive.”
Motivating other aspiring leaders, particularly women and teachers of color, to stretch beyond their role enables them to influence positive outcomes for more students, more teachers, and more communities.