Leadership Style Of The Bunker Elementary School

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Since August of 2015, I have had the privilege of working with an incredible leader in Andrea Williams, principal of Theresa Bunker Elementary School. She is the epitome of a well-rounded leader who exemplifies all of the qualities of a leader as described by House’s path-goal theory of leadership. Mrs. Williams works diligently each day to create a productive work environment. She is direct when she needs to be and is extremely respected by her faculty as a fair leader. As I have observed her over the past two years I have seen her leadership skills in action. I have been extremely impressed with her drive, passion, fairness, supportiveness and ability to create a positive climate and culture that makes work a …show more content…

For example, at times some information or directives come from the district or state office of education. Mrs. Williams has to deliver this information and say to her faculty this is the way we will have to do things. Funding is also a time that necessitates directive leadership since money is allocated to be used in certain ways. She must be direct in ensuring that the money is spent appropriately and the budget stays balanced. There are times when she has to make sure the faculty follows certain protocols to stay in compliance with special education law and state laws. Mrs. Williams uses a supportive leadership style most often. She knows each of her employees personally and shows the faculty and staff that building relationships is essential to the success of our school. She is supportive by helping us with disgruntled parents, disruptive students, as well as attending PLC meetings to offer support and encouragement. Another example of her supportive leadership style is when she went to the district office to ask for more funding so that we could have proper tools and support in order to make the shift to Standards-based grading. She made sure that we had the additional professional development needed as well as the technology changes in order to make this shift work for us. Additionally, the way she gives feedback after evaluations is supportive and helpful. She always makes sure to give feedback in a way that

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