School administrators carry the responsibility of creating and sustaining a school environment that promotes the learning, development, and well-being of every student. Like any organization, to achieve this organizational goal, leadership responsibilities must be distributed so that support and guidance can be provided in multiple places at coinciding times. However, assigning or identifying leadership responsibilities will not be successful if it happens haphazardly or without purpose. Effective school administrators assign leadership responsibilities to other faculty and staff who are able to perform those responsibilities in an intentional way. To begin planning for assigned leadership, administrators can start by identifying the organizational needs that can be associated to positions that lend themselves to leadership roles.
For this assignment, select either an elementary, middle, or high school setting. Create an organizational chart of 5-6 elementary or 8-10 high school non-administrator leadership positions currently occupied by teachers, staff, and other stakeholders within your chosen school setting.
As a part of the organizational chart, include the following:
- Both instructional and non-instructional leadership positions
- Attributes expected from the staff members filling the positions
Following the organizational chart, summarize the following in 250-500 words:
- Explain how a principal can support the school’s vision, exemplify appropriate dispositions, and promote a positive school/learning culture through assigning or identifying leadership responsibilities.
- Explain why assigning leadership responsibilities carefully and thoughtfully is important to ensure a positive school environment and learning culture. Include discussion of how failure to select individuals carefully can be detrimental to the environment and learning culture. Provide a specific example to support your ideas.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.