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ERIC Number: EJ1048017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
Learning to Lead: Lessons from the NYSAIS Emerging Leaders Institute
Mann, Marcy; Swain, George
Independent School, v73 n3 Spr 2014
In a time of great flux and dynamic change in schools, from where will our future school leaders come? The answer, of course, is from a variety of places. By and large, however, most of these leaders are already in the nation's schools. Some are highly engaging teachers who have a particular knack with parents, some are department chairs envisioning new programs to better meet the needs of students, some are division heads seeking lasting solutions to difficult problems, some are alumni directors reviewing data for effective and consistent generosity, and some are diversity directors with great skill in developing school culture. The challenge is to identify that talent, then guide and nurture it. Schools may be able to do some of this work in isolation, but it makes sense for regional and state associations to take the lead here, working with a broad spectrum of schools to ensure there are the kind of leaders in the pipeline who can step in when needed. To that end, the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) has developed its Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) and launched the first cohort in 2011. In this article, Marcy Mann and George Swain demonstrate why they feel the combined elements of this institute are particularly promising for the needs of schools today--and thus, offer a new, integrated model for developing talent nationwide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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