Mission and Commitment
For too long, the program relied on me for leadership issues. I dont think thats a good idea, Kathleeen Hurstell Riedlinger observes. In too many schools, when that principal leaves, in many ways they have to start all over.
I thought it was really important to institutionalize what the vision and mission of Lusher is ... tapping a group of leaders who would take responsibility for the implementation and the continuation of that vision ... [and] giving them the opportunity to sit together and use their experience to come up with a plan thats going to work for us, she says.
When I stop, there will be no question that the [next principal] will know that arts are at the core and that it is a community decision, backed up with a strong group of teacher leaders that will be right there to help a new person come in.