I have been sitting on this for a few days after originally seeing it on Jeff Utecht’s blog. I wasn’t sure how to present it without appearing critical of current administrators – but I think it has too valuable a message not to share.
Chris Lehmann is Principal at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. This presentation – part of a series called Ignite Philly where presenters get 5 minutes and 20 slides of 15 seconds each – captures his passion and vision for transforming schools. Every educational leader needs to see this and – hopefully – capture some of his vision and make it part of their own.
There are many types of administrators that I get to work with. Some don’t get the need to transform. Others know something has to happen, but aren’t sure what. Yet others (the majority) seem to even see what needs to happen in general terms but don’t live it.
Chris lives it! He is a living example of administrator 2.0 – one who is actively demanding change in their building and walking the talk. We need more visionaries like Chris. I am sure he has received many applications from like-minded learning leaders the last few days.,