Supporting Teachers to Lead without Leaving the Classroom
Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion, South Carolina has begun to move towards developing leaders across the school, as one of 12 schools in a statewide Collective Leadership Initiative pilot. Their leadership team began with three people: the principal, Allen Kirby, a fifth grade teacher, Jessica Boyington, and a fourth grade teacher, Amanda Williamson. They have worked to build the foundation of collective leadership within Walker Gamble, allowing teachers there to lead without leaving their classrooms. Other teachers and staff have also emerged as leaders at Walker Gamble through discovering their craft and gaining enough confidence to guide their peers. This is an interview where they are asked to share about their experiences.