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At the beginning of any academic year, students, families, and school personnel experience an array of emotions. However we all know by now, 2020 has come with a unique set of challenges and emotions to manage. Today, Principal MaryJo Raczkowski-Shannon, describes the excitement students and teachers are feeling during their first week of re-opening Hunt Elementary School. In this episode, Janet and MaryJo discuss how her team built parent confidence and prioritized student and employee safety.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How can we communicate with help parents to help them feel confident as children return to classroom learning?
- What actions can we take to build an engaged faculty, student, and parent culture?
- What are some ways we can show parents that safety measures are in place, to help build confidence?
Featured Episode Resources
Employees are our most valued asset for achieving organizational excellence and for managing crises when they appear. From research over the years we know that leaders play a significant role in reducing employee anxieties and reassuring employees by reminding them that they have confidence in their ability to prevail in a crisis. Leaders are the ones who provide hope for the future.
These times call for leaders to be aligned and tight in their approaches to manage uncertainties and change. Now, more than ever, we need to attend to our core business: ensuring that students have every opportunity to learn and succeed.
In "normal" times when things are relatively predictable, strong leadership is desired. When unpredictable times appear, strong leadership is essential. Even the strongest organizational structures bring tremendous challenges that impact results. Our old way of doing business simply will not work. In this toolkit, our goal is to provide resources that educational leaders can use to achieve excellence while navigating this difficult time.
People have choices. With the world at our fingertips, organizations that manage to create value that leads to the constant selection of our service are the winners. Like any other human relationship, the relationships we establish with our customers thrive on trust and respect. It's only logical that we look to service providers to meet these same basic relational needs, but it's not something every organization knows how to do.
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