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Building Leadership Capacity

Building capacity among the leadership team and school building leaders forces educators to look at new ways of capitalizing on the talent and potential of each individual, reinventing their roles, and exploring the development of open teams, where power and authority are distributed in new ways to ensure long-term sustainability. School leaders are only as strong and effective as the people who surround and support them. Creating a collaboratively focused leadership team is an important first step toward neutralizing the problems of a vertical leadership structure. Teacher leadership can break patterns of resistance built up by the hierarchy and builds a sense of collective responsibility.