Are you intentionally training your school’s future leaders to take over for you?
At some point, you will not be in this role. You will move on. At every opportunity, are you sharing your knowledge with those who have the potential and desire to be an instructional leader?
Are you providing smaller leadership experiences with support and feedback so that you aren’t just delegating, but adequately preparing others to do what you are currently doing?
What about your irreplaceable staff members? These are the people who, if they quit, might lead you to consider changing jobs. It is important to explicitly, purposefully share expertise and systems for doing things with those who have the potential to also become irreplaceable.
Imagine feeling like you could walk away and things would continue to function. Work toward that end. Even if you stay, you’ll have more support and a network of talent.
If you have a couple of potential leaders in mind, see if the Aspiring Principals Program is something you would like them to pursue. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 17th