I believe that an excellent educator must be a strong passionate leader who cares about the future of children and society, but above all else, a person of integrity. A strong educational leader must be accessible and be a personal participant in the learning process which goes far beyond the need to manage but sees past mandated requirements to achieve the big picture, developing a life-long love of learning for all, students, parents, and teachers.
Because the future of the world rest on the shoulders of our children, it is the educational leader's responsibility to guide the future of society by providing every student with the academic, social, and emotional tools needed to become citizens of a global world. This is accomplished by providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information and allowing opportunity for input from students, teachers, parents, and the community.
An educational leader must lead by example, and integrity is the most important characteristic of any great leader. This is obtained by doing what is right, challenging yourself and those you influence, and being consistent in what you believe yet willing to hear all the options. Thereby, a strong leader must be fair, consistent, decisive, and honest at all times. I believe there is a greater sense of reciprocated respect when there is a strong sense of security and certainty of expectation.
One of my hopes as an educational leader is to instill a love of learning in students, teachers, and parents, as I share my own passion for learning with them. I feel there is a need for compassionate, strong, honest, and dedicated visionary leaders who are excited about working with children and families.
In our competitive society, it is important for students to not only receive a solid education but to have the opportunity to work with someone who is aware of and sensitive to their individual needs. I am such a person and will always strive to be the best educational leader I can be!
Welcome to Champions Academy where Direction Determines Destination.
Venora Goodie, M.Ed