Leadership development is a top priority for many organizations, and that’s why it is a pleasure to highlight February as the first KDP Leadership Month. There are many events planned for Leadership Month to build our members’ potential to be teacher leaders, including regional iLead events, Teach to Lead programs and summits, and travel scholarships with People to People.
In honor of Leadership Month members of the Chapter Services team wanted to share their favorite quotes on leadership to encourage you in your teaching journey.
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” –Ronald Reagan
Katie Heath, Northeast Regional Chapter Coordinator
“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.”–Walter Lippmann
Rachel Gurley, Chapter Operations Coordinator
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
Thomas Ulmet, Midwest Regional Chapter Coordinator
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams
Laura Perkins, Southeast Regional Chapter Coordinator
“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” –John C. Maxwell
As a teacher, are you in your role because it’s just a great position to have, or is it because influencing the lives of children in your community is your passion? While it can be both, we know that you are dedicated to teaching because of your passion for others, and that is what makes YOU a great leader of today. It’s time for the great leaders of the world—our teachers and KDP members—to stand together and continue to positively influence the lives of our children for the sake of humanity. We cannot thank you enough for the passion you bring to the field and the daily impact that you have.
Chris Beaman, Assistant Director of Chapter Services and Membership
At KDP we believe every member is a leader. Use February as an opportunity to re-focus your chapter’s executive officers or build on your personal skills. How could you better develop your skills during KDP Leadership Month?