Leadership Experience

Leadership is making sure the changes a community faces are clearly communicated through a well understood vision, that is within the skill set of the actors, has incentives for implementation, is backed with the necessary resources and is driven by concrete action plans.


An educational program has to guarantee rigor in a variety of fields of study and provide equal access to those fields of study. School systems have the power to shape many lives and it is one of our society’s greatest treasures. When communities have a clear vision of what they want their children to achieve, it is the idealists that can shape the shared vision with reality to make great things happen.


The leadership of a district is a tremendous responsibility, one that should be undertaken with humility and integrity. Leadership is not about personal successes, but about collaboration and how the organization is growing. My belief in focusing on the growth of others drives sustainability, and builds the relationships necessary for the hard work of striving for excellence.


The opportunity to lead and evaluate a variety of programs while developing my leadership skills is a critical part of my experiences. Understanding the nuances of state and federal programs can make the difference for the diversity of students we serve, especially in smaller rural districts.


Being an educator in four countries working in a variety of urban, rural, impoverished, affluent, mono- and multi-lingual school contexts throughout my career, I learned skills necessary to interact effectively among many cultures. Valuing all individuals for who they are, understanding what makes them who they are, and communicating effectively with them allows for each individual to feel respected and valued.