I love our counselor! She is just the balance our leadership team needs. My principal and I tend to be really focused on the "business" of school. She and I were discussing this post specifically about teacher empowerment. I was telling her I wasn't sure our vertical team process was doing the empowering of teachers that we desired. She agreed and very gently (in the way only a great counselor can) shared that maybe the things they were working on were not the meaningful and relevant things that would truly empower them!
And BOOM...there it was. Maybe this isn't ground breaking for you reading, but this was quite enlightening to me. I am a green (True Colors). Work is play and play is work. I love being in the meat of