The interview (see appendix-1) with the high school teacher (Ms. X) was helpful to know more about the importance of instructional, professional, and organizational-level leadership in schools. Besides, this interview was helpful to analyze the teacher’s leadership activities and to describe its effect on the teacher’s role as a teacher, among her colleagues, in the school, and among the children.
The analysis of the leadership activities formulated by Ms. X proves that she is able to influence her students, colleagues and others including non-teaching staff and parents. For instance, the instructional strategy formulated and implemented by the Ms. X is innovative because it includes techniques to assess the students. Zepeda (2004) stated that, “As leaders, teachers assume daily the responsibility for ensuring that instruction unfolds in class rooms, and they assume responsibility for what is taught and how” (p.51). Besides, classroom instruction is activity oriented and the teacher used to provide individual attention to each and every student. On the other side, the analysis of Ms. X’s activities related to professional leadership proves that she is able to influence her colleagues because she considers her profession beyond a job. Ms. X used to keep professional relationship with her colleagues. Kay (2005) opined that, “Good communication, openness and confidence are key skills for improving and developing better working relationships with colleagues” (p.23). ...Show more