I had the wonderful opportunity to spend my Principal Residency with Principal David Hawks at Durham School of the Arts in Durham, NC. DSA is a comprehensive 6-12 school whose focus is on "rigorous academics and excellence in the visual and performing arts." My roles and responsibilities at DSA included management tasks such as transportation, student discipline, and supervision and planning of extracurricular events. Also, I was responsible for the full observation cycle for teachers at the high school and middle school level, and was responsible for running and monitoring our lunchtime remediation program, Power Lunch. In addition to working with Mr. Hawks, I also had the opportunity to work with and learn from DPLA cohort director Dr. Pat Ashley and executive coach Dr. Bill McNeal. The mentorship of these individuals has helped me navigate the demands of my residency, and their perspective and experience has truly deepened my knowledge and understanding of school leadership.
"Rigorous Academics and Excellence in the Visual and Performing Arts"