This morning more than 20 people met to begin a year-long series of meetings designed to raise up new charter school leaders and increase the personal capacity in current charter school leaders. The group will be studying Dr. Kathryn Knox's, "Windows on Leadership."
Charter school leaders need to have a greater variety of expertise than a traditional school district Principal. In addition to being the instructional leader, a charter school Principal needs to manage the school budget and oversee the business office. Typically charter school Principal's "think outside the box" and appreciate the fact that they can make modifications to their school design when they need to. If one approach to educating students isn't working, the staff can assess the situation and try another method.