Insights for New Directors
Experienced directors share useful insights based on their experience in this series of short video clips.
Debbie suggests that new leaders should be patient and strategic about taking on new experiences and participating in trainings when they are first starting out.
Donna advises new leaders to reach out to others. Don't be afraid to ask questions of those around you, and experiment a bit.
Dennis recommends that new leaders partner with other people and organizations. Additionally, learn as much as possible about the bigger picture of what is going on around you.
Mernell urges new leaders to surround themselves with a support system of professionals with whom to engage and share thoughts, ideas, and strategies.
Tiamoya explains that, based on her experience, Head Start leaders should always be prepared for something new.
Kathryn suggest that the biggest challenge as a new leader is managing change in a collaborative way that engages staff in the process and honors past accomplishments while also moving the program forward.
Esmirna affirms one of the Head Start A to Z key messages: Head Start is a complex and evolving organization and it is important to connect with people and resources that can help you find the right answers at the right time.
A group of experienced directors share wisdom that they have garnered over the years.
Last Updated: January 6, 2017