Video: Distributed Leadership
East utilizes an innovative leadership structure which is unlike the more familiar, hierarchical model that locates responsibility and confidence in one or two administrators. The practice of distributed leadership is moving the school toward the idea that leadership roles are supported and shared among many individuals in the community. At East, leadership emerges from whomever is most knowledgeable for a given situation. Staff and administrators have learned to rely on each other to address critical problems as they emerge in the community. Distributed leadership expands accountability and voice to teachers, staff, students and families. This shift to a more horizontal and wider leadership structure too time for staff to learn and adopt. They talk about the experience in this video.
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