The Principal's Journey

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Dr. Rachel Edoho-Eket (Ed-oh-eck-it) is a wife, mother, principal, public speaker, and author. With decades as a teacher and leader in public education, she has earned the reputation as a strong instructional leader, passionate educational advocate, and dedicated mentor. As the Principal of a top ranked school in Maryland, she is a life-long learner who strives for excellence not only for herself, but also for everyone she serves. Dr. Edoho-Eket’s belief in fostering meaningful relationships serves as the foundation for everything she does, and her highly effective teaching and leadership style continues to inspire up and coming aspiring teacher leaders. During her educational career, she has proudly served as a classroom teacher, instructional team leader, mentor teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Her book, “The Principal’s Journey: Navigating the Path to School Leadership” provides a helpful and practical blueprint for educators to follow as they transition into new leadership roles.  Dr. Edoho-Eket holds a B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Temple University, a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University.

Key Takeaways:
  • We need strong, hard-working teachers to tap into leadership positions but also initiative. People with initiative make good leaders.
  • You need people to speak your name outside of your building or current area to open up opportunities for leadership.
  • Taking advantage of opportunities to serve leads to larger opportunities down the road.
  • Every single interaction you ever have is an interview for the future.
  • It's incredibly important to exercise patience, honesty, and communication. when hiring people because you want the right person, not just a person.
  • Two very important stories about making connections and trust with families are shared.
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