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
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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