Episode 30 – Tara Desiderio – Choose your lens.

Adam DeWittPrincipal Leadership Lab Podcast

WE DID OUR BEST TO CLEAN UP SOME AUDIO ISSUES.

 

Join Adam and Jeff as we chat with our good friend and principal of WESCOSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Tara Desiderio!

Tara’s Leader Journey

KDG Teacher at a KDG center, then became the principal

Last 11 years at her current K-5

Leadership from every season

Boss – the “B” word and why she doesn”t use it

Embracing the journey around you

Every teacher should have some time in KDG

Either love it or you don’t – KDG

You find your niche and run with it

“Do I feel like I’m done?”

Willing to Take the risk, because they know I’ll take the risk with them

Importance of “Falling Up”

**My plate is very full, but I’ve put everything there**

#ChooseYourLens – one of the greatest gifts we are given

Listening is a lost art.

Make emotional deposits and they will trust you more

Choose the space for doing that – talking

Co-Host of #CultureEd and #EducationNeverDies Twitter Chats

Power of the PLN

Challenge along Your Journey

Rephrase the message to “Opportunity”

We are living and teaching two different groups of kids

How do we embrace what’s been put before us – We signed up for kids.  This is very unpredictable.

How can I help my teachers to feel supported?

How can we work smarter in our grades?

Open it up to our team and share

No faculty meetings – “Empower Hour”

Very much like EdCamp – they facilitate

What opportunities we are facing right now

Hopeful

All embrace more of an equity lens

Every child feels we appreciate them

We all have something different we bring to the table

Embrace the elementary school model

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