Investing in Leaders, Investing in Education

By Leni Dietrich, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Together with Milwaukee Succeeds and School Choice Wisconsin, Seton Catholic Schools sponsored an impactful one-day leadership training with Skyrocket Educator on July 17th. Over one hundred leaders from public, charter and choice schools turned out to learn about Skyrocket’s Leader Coaching Rubric from presenters Michael Sonbert and Matt Troha.

This leadership coaching session was truly an opportunity for leaders to invest in themselves and their schools. Participants developed plans related to their mission and value statements and developed long and short-term goals to align with these statements.

Looking back at the previous year, they reviewed areas with room for improvement, reflecting on growth opportunities for the year ahead. They focused on setting and sharing expectations and aligning expectations with mission. Leaders practiced having difficult conversations while continuing to message the vision and goals of the school. Aligning leadership, staff and students around mission and expectations will result in schools where everyone is committed to a single vision.

This was a day where leaders from all over the state and beyond had the opportunity to speak the same language, develop essential leadership skills and collaborate with colleagues from across different sectors. Investing in leadership is a significant investment in schools and students. Ultimately, investing in our leaders and their success is how we begin to impact kids, the community and education as a whole. At Seton, we look forward to continuing this collaborative work going forward and the positive impact it will have on the students in our city.