A community school principal centers collaborative leadership and democratic processes at the heart of their leadership. The CS principal understands that conversations and goals surrounding academic success must also include academic and nonacademic barriers. The solutions to these challenges and needs are found in collaborative leadership with community partners, families, staff and students. The CS principal understands that the site-based leadership team holds the governing and decision-making body of the community school. The CS principal opens the doors of the school for before, after and summer programs and welcomes community partners into the school. The CS Principal works closely with the CS Coordinator as a joint administrative team to facilitate the SBLT.
“Classroom Teachers in the Community Schools Movement: A Social Justice Perspective.” American Educator. American Federation of Teachers (Spring 2020).