Becoming an education leader is a challenging combination of fusing tangible goals (student performance, fund raising, creating effective programs) within the context of a nonprofit organization. Education Leaders are the people who shape the leaders of all industries and backgrounds. An effective education leader is one who knows how to create a nurturing environment that will inspire students to achieve at their maximum potential.
The majority of education leaders begin as teachers, which helps them to understand the everyday challenges instructors must face when imparting knowledge and skills. From there, these teachers move into administrative roles. The truly effective education leader balances the needs of the students, the teachers, the parents, and the community. Leading an educational institution is not a matter of turning in profits or expanding business; rather, a leader must continually find new sources of funds to support a nonprofit enterprise while attract and challenge promising students. Some leaders play the role of launching innovative schools, such as Courtney Sale Ross. Other leaders such as Reg Weaver represent schoolteachers on the national level. Other leaders are running the country’s prominent universities. Whatever role education leaders are in, the future of the tomorrow’s leaders are dependent on their talents.