Facilitated by: Jacqueline Ewonus
Within each educator there lies a passion, experience, and knowledge. We believe it is important to build a culture
that supports educators to use their passion, skills, and the ability to lead. Leadership means inspiration to and from
children and colleagues that daily challenges, responds, and reflects on our practice. That through deep
reflection in our work, we can become critical friends in our collaborations, and grow in our practice.
Our intent is to unearth the administrative/leadership shifts that management teams can take in an effort to shift
the image of the educator, by providing opportunities to observe, inquire about, and reflect upon, what educators
need to excite them about their work with children.
This presentation will explore the areas of leadership opportunities that are nurtured at SFUCCS, whether it be
building administrative strengths, or as pedagogical leaders, through the development of mentor educators, and
through growth in our capacity and ability to engagement our whole team. We will explore the impact that this
approach has had on the educator’s sense of confidence, satisfaction in their work, hiring, and retention, in a
distributive leadership model.