Today, the faculty and administrators with the Meridian Public-School District participated in a professional development day to learn about Franklin Covey’s “The Leader In Me” an initiative the school district incorporated for the new school year.
“The definition of leadership is that leadership is communicating people's worth and potential so clearly until they are inspired to see it in themselves, so we want to create a culture where we are communicating our students’ culture and potential so clearly until they are inspired to see it in themselves.” Said William McKinley Blackford IV, senior consultant.
William McKinley Blackford the fourth says teachers must first develop a routine for becoming proactive.
“First you make your habits and your habits make you, those habits are centered around number one being proactive or reactive habit number one has four different practices, the first practice is if I’m going to carry my own weather, I ‘m not going to just react.” Said William McKinley Blackford IV, senior consultant.
Tiffany Fisher who serves as the assistant principal for Meridian high says the workshop taught teachers how to self-reflect themselves to become the best classroom leaders’ students will have seen.
“In order for us to effectively lead teachers, effectively lead students, to transform education in our buildings for our communities; we have to know who we are as leaders so this type of work-shop helps us to explore who we are at our very core as leaders what is it that we do well, what is it that we need to work on.” Tiffany Fisher meridian high assist. principal.