When your students hear the word "leader," do they think of themselves? Anyone who works in a school has the opportunity to develop leadership skills in students. From teacher to coach to mentor, we each encounter daily opportunities to help students recognize personal strengths, interests, and talents and use them to lead others successfully. There is no single best leadership model, but research shows that there are skills and qualities that schools can nurture in students to teach them how to lead effectively. Join this interactive workshop to learn how to demystify the concept of leadership, teach students to recognize the leader in themselves, and create a positive leadership culture in your school. We welcome teachers, administrators, and staff who work with children K-12.
Kelsey Twist Schroeder is the Upper School Dean of Students at Roland Park Country School, where she also serves on the English department faculty. As a teacher, coach, and advisor she has worked to develop students’ leadership skills in various school contexts. She earned her BA in Art History at Stanford University, where she also played on the women’s lacrosse team. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
Ryan S. Jordan, a graduate of the Gilman School, is the Upper School Head at The Calverton School in Huntingtown, MD. He has served boarding and day schools in multiple leadership roles, and as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and advisor. He is a founding faculty member of the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute, and is in his 10th year serving in that capacity. Ryan has consulted with over 40 schools on issues related to student leadership development, and has presented at local, regional, and national conferences and workshops. He earned his BA in Classics at Haverford College, where he also played on the basketball and lacrosse teams. Ryan later attended Teachers College, Columbia University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Education Administration through the Klingenstein Fellowship Program.
Registration Deadline Date: 2/14/2014 (no refunds after this date)
AIMS Member Fee: $35
Non Member Fee:$50
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