Presidents Day (No School 2/20/17) celebrates the life and legacy of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and each of the other chief executives. These leaders have provided our nation momentum, achievement, controversy and conflict. Our presidents have lead our nation by a powerful set of guiding principles, though interpreted through a political lens. Each of these leaders have given significantly for the achievement of greater common goals based on our foundation of the U.S. Constitution.
Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal (Northouse, 2007, p3). At Eastview that common goal is educational equity and learning and we are driven by our guiding principles, which we affectionately refer to as our “Puzzle Pieces.” An Eastview Scholar is also a person who is deeply engaged in learning and whose purpose is to contribute to the betterment of society.
Presidents Day is a powerful reminder that for the Eastview Learning Community to achieve their full potential, we must all be leaders of leaders and engage in the 51% rule. When we take 51% responsibility for our learning and for our community – we provide the deep personal engagement and support for ALL to achieve. We are all continually developing our legacy of leadership and as with our chief executives, only time will tell our true impact. In the meantime, at Eastview we will continue on our journey to extraordinary.
Northouse, G. (2007). Leadership theory and Practice. (3rd ed.) Thousand Oak, London, New Delhe, Sage Publications, Inc.