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MY BELIEFS AND REFLECTIONS
Modeling the use of appropriate and relevant communications on an ongoing basis has been part of my leadership approach when working with all stakeholders. This allows me to actively demonstrate how important communications are when working with all stakeholders. These communications can be face to face but also leverage various technologies and social media platforms. In an evolving area where communication tools are easily accessible it is also important that stakeholders are well aware of existing policies and procedures around the appropriate use of these communication options. A continuous focus on digital citizenship is critical to ensure we are modeling appropriate use of digital tools as responsible and influential citizens within the learning organization. Online activities and cloud based solutions are becoming an accepted norm within society. A deep understanding of ways to leverage these platforms is necessary while ensuring the responsible and appropriate behaviors are continuously reinforced.
It is important that communication with stakeholders on educational successes, challenges and issues are conveyed in lay terms so that these concepts are easily understood. This helps to ensure that address issues and by doing so, this approach is appreciated and respected by all stakeholders. We are stronger in working together to meet jurisdictional learning needs when educational goals are fully aligned. This ensures ongoing support for learning needs and resources are well understood by all stakeholders and avoids ongoing friction and unnecessary distractions that take away from strong partnerships.
COMMENTS FROM COLLEAGUES
It is wonderful how "visible" Mark and his team have been this year. Thank you!
I appreciate how you take the time to visit our school site in order to address our needs.
While we may not be the first district to roll out new learning resources and technologies, you can be sure that when we do, it is done right.
I appreciate the fact that your work is always done with parameters in place that do not rush things so that what we do will be done in a positive and proactive manner.
~School Assistant Principal
I really appreciate the efforts that you have made to be out in the schools and get a feel for what is really happening at the front end! Mark is patient with me and helps us develop at our own pace.
I'm excited by the introduction of new ideas, particularly in communications; ie: web development, social media, etc.