Transformational school leaders know that you need to get culture right before you will see gap-closing academic gains. To this end, schools are increasingly adopting responsive approaches to discipline that are centered around social and emotional development. Read more about how Valor Principal Jackson Sprayberry's wholistic approach to education is making a difference.
We interview Ryan Fellow principal TS Hoard on how he leads an aspirational culture at his schools through his "Five Creed Values" and morning huddles, engaging students in tough questions that create an intellectual and affirmative environment for students.
Rather than isolating, school leaders have a moral obligation to intentionally create, foster, and consistently reinforce a culturally responsive environment that ensures ALL stakeholders feel safe, valued, challenged, and changed for the better.