For two hours on a Monday morning, Windsor Mill team leaders and department chairs learned to work together in a new way. Math Chair Lauren Savage remarked, “Being in an open space and a new environment gave me the opportunity to break down barriers, not only for myself, but with my colleagues as well.” Team Leader Kelsea George piped in and added, “It was exceptional fun.” The morning was part of a Leadership Retreat day to plan for the school’s August return and the rest of the year. Teachers spent the remainder of the day working in teams to refine and create ideas and materials.
8th grade Team Leader Rafe Park said, “I have attended a lot of leadership retreats and have done a lot of team building exercises. This was the most effective one. I feel like we actually walked out with a plan and are now a stronger group of leaders. It was helpful that admin said go and have those open conversations.”
At the day’s close, Savage shared, “I feel re-energized and renewed to begin again. I am excited for the coming school year to implement the ideas and strategies that my peers and I collaborated on together today.”