In 2019, One Schoolhouse marked its tenth anniversary. It was a time to reflect on growth and to realize that what was once a radical idea–high quality online courses driven by learner engagement–had become mainstream.
As part of our reflection, we drew on an Academic Leadership Competency: Assess the present, understand the past, and design for the future. When we took a look backwards, we found inspiration for our newest project: the Association for Academic Leaders, powered by One Schoolhouse.
In the last few months, I’ve been intrigued by the think pieces that describe the COVID-19 pandemic not as the source of radical change but instead as an accelerant for trends that were already slowly taking place. If we take that perspective to examine the roles of Academic Leaders in our schools, we can see acceleration in a number of areas.
In the past few weeks, my calendar has been filled with conversations with independent school Academic Leaders. These conversations have been varied and engaging. I’ve connected with Academic Leaders from schools across the country, both large and small, boarding and day, urban and rural, and so on.
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