Having a strong leader who promotes literacy and creativity can truly make a school a better place to learn and grow. Read about some stellar leaders who have taken ideas and promoted them in their school, allowing teachers to take risks. Students flourish in schools where teachers and leaders celebrate creativity.
Leaders Who Promote Literacy and Creativity
International Dot Day began at my school in 2009 with a fourth grade class. The elementary counselor, Teresa O’Meara, and I talked to the kids about making their mark and the kids made dots.
In 2012, I asked the principal, Josh Youel, if we could celebrate with the entire elementary. He instantly said, “Yes!” In addition to agreeing, he went into action by climbing up into the press box on the football field to take this photo.
The next year, the high school participated by making dots on their devices and Mr. Youel climbed up on scaffolding to take this epic photo..
Also in 2013, Mr. Youel climbed up on the scoreboard in the endzone of the football field to take this photo of the elementary students and teachers.