Over the course of the last three years, I have learned many lessons as a new Principal, but none more meaningful than the critical importance of building a culture of shared leadership. Through challenges, successes, and mistakes, I have learned that I am not, nor will I ever be, the smartest person in the room. We have immensely talented people at Fossil Ridge, who are willing to share that talent for the betterment of our school! Because of the “talent sharing” at Fossil Ridge, it has become my role to lead from behind, stay out of the way and learn throughout our journey. In addition I have made it a personal goal to completely eliminate the words “I”, “Me” and “Mine” from my educational vocabulary. It isn’t shared responsibility if it’s all about me. It isn’t shared leadership if I take the credit for our successes and it isn’t “talent sharing” if I fail to recognize the amazing contributions of the people working in the trenches. A culture of “talent sharing” is absolutely vital to the success and effectiveness of a Principal, but more importantly, I believe it is vital to the overall success and morale of Fossil Ridge Intermediate. As Principals we must have the courage to let go, the foresight to employ the unique talents of our faculty members, and the judgement to hire teachers that will transform teaching and learning in our schools.
"EVERY CHILD. EVERY DAY. WHATEVER IT TAKES!"
Fossil Ridge "Talent Sharers"
Post Cards sent home by Faculty and Staff of Fossil Ridge
FOSSIL RIDGE EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Monday, August 28th...Early Out PLC Day (School Ends @11:45AM)
Tuesday, August 29th...REACH Session #1 Begins Math Priority Day
Wednesday, August 30th...REACH Science Priority Day
Thursday, August 31st...REACH Language Arts Priority Day
Friday, September 1st...REACH Social Studies Priority Day and
"Fossil Ridge Reads" Friday
Mrs Eardley's Math 6 Students Learning Order of Operations
with "Hopscotch Math"
Mrs Drake's Math 7 Students Learning Absolute Value
with "Math War"
FOSSIL RIDGE INSPIRATION STATION
"All Kids need is a little Help, a little Hope, and someone
who Believes in them." -Ervin Magic Johnson
Fossil Ridge "Get Your Brain On" Students of the Week
Mr Stewart and Fossil Ridge "T-Rex" Students of the Week
--Weekly Dose of Learning--
What is Your compelling "Why"...What is Your "Purpose"...
What gets You out of bed each morning? Check out the
"Red Rubber Ball" clip from Kevin Carroll.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!