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Workshop: Transitioning Administrators Breakfast Series (LA)

Transitioning Administrators Breakfast Series (LA) Whether you are stepping into an administrative role at a new school, or taking on increased or new administrative responsibilities at the same school, these transitions can be challenging and important opportunities for independent school administrators. This year-long cohort group will explore aspects of leadership within the context of transition and change. Intended for the independent school administrator with at least several years of mid- to senior-level leadership experience, this program uses the diverse and extensive experiences of the participants to shape discussions. Time at each meeting will be allocated for updates and deep dives into topics of shared interest. Each meeting’s agenda will be decided in part by the interests of the participants, but topics will include:

  • Practical leadership strategies and tools for leading from transition;
  • Understanding school culture and mission, and defining your please within it;
  • Building your team;
  • Managing up and down;
  • Goal setting and prioritizing for the first year in a new role.

get link This group will be limited in size in order to foster connection among the participants, and allow time for exploration and discussion of the real-world challenges that those within the cohort are facing. An important goal of this program is for the participants to develop long-lasting networks of support rich with resources, experience, and insight.

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Deborah Monroe

Deborah Monroe Deborah Monroe is currently the Head of Upper School at Buckley School and a 2016-17 NAIS Aspiring Heads Fellow. She joined Buckley from Viewpoint School where she served in various roles including Upper School Principal for three years, and Director of Upper School Academic Advising and World Languages Department Chair for three years. Previously, Deborah was with St. John’s School in Houston, one of the most academically demanding independent schools in the United States, for nearly 10 years. Her roles there included serving as foreign language chair for six years and participating in the school’s Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) program. Deborah has bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from Texas A&M and completed her doctoral coursework in foreign language education and curriculum instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of three Fulbright grants for international educational exchange studies.
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