Rethinking the Principalship: Why Working Solo Can Be Dangerous Latoya Dixon and Michael Waiksnis January 3, 2016 It’s lonely at the top. We’ve all heard it before. Perhaps many of us have even felt this sentiment as well. For neo principals, this perhaps holds more truth as they’ve not become accustomed to the position, unlike […]Read more "Rethinking the Principalship: Why Working Solo Can Be Dangerous"
Are you using reading logs in your school? Why? I have seen reading logs do a couple of things – they make readers loathe reading when they have to fill out the logs and they make non-readers lie and fill them out anyway. This is something I am passionate about in education. I think we […]Read more "Reading Logs and Why to Stop Using them Now!"
We love telling others that we are co-principals because it is usually met with a series of questions. What is that? How does that work? How do you split responsibilities? Who’s really in charge? Do the kids try to play you against each other? Do the teachers? That’s when we answer like this: It works […]Read more "The New Principalship Isn’t a Solo Experience."
This was originally posted on my blog latoyadixon5.blogspot.com earlier this month. I think it captures my thoughts on communication. One of the biggest errors I see new principals make is that they get in the middle of everything! In their newness, full of energy, excitement, and ideas, they want to be smack dab in the […]Read more "True meaning of Collaboration-Pt 2: Get Out of the Way of Great Teachers"
Check out this article written in the Salisbury Post about our school and co-principalship! ArticleRead more "Catching Up Is Hard To Do"
Check out this article we wrote for our local newspaper, The Salisbury Post on back to school tips for parents. Article The actual article is below: Knox Co-Principals Give Back to School Advice The end of summer brings competing emotions to the surface for everyone involved. Some students look forward to the start of the […]Read more "Back to School Tips for Parents"
What does it mean to be a good communicator? Is effective communication a key part of being a leader? People are certainly concerned about being good communicators. A google search of “good communicator” comes up with: About 4,990,000 results (0.25 seconds) Clearly people want to work on becoming better communicators. It is a key aspect […]Read more "The True Meaning of Communication – Part 1"