Palmetto Middle School's Administration
"Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning." —Warren Bennis
The single word I use to describe the educational system in the United States is diversity. Diversity describes the social economic make-up of students, curricula, types of programs offered, class size, and resources available to schools and communities. Within this diverse setting, we educators must continue searching for ways that will prove beneficial to the well being of our children. Every child is different, and they all matter. Providing the most appropriate education for all children must be the goal of every citizen.
The principal must work to provide a positive learning environment by building and fostering relationships with parent organizations, volunteers and by establishing partnerships with area businesses. An organization where open and honest communication is the norm is also an organization where respect and pride is fostered.
“Never Stop Learning” is a common phrase all educators should adopt. Everyone in the organization must continue to hone his or her skills, regardless of their job duties. A major function of the support staff at the school and district level is providing appropriate staff development for the classroom teacher as well as promoting the continual growth of all employees.