Stephanie at Change Agency is looking for a new job and she doesn’t want to settle for run of the mill.
I want to work in an innovative environment. A real innovative environment — not just a place that says it is innovative. Actions speak much louder than words.
By innovation I mean creative, out-of-the-box thinking about everything from teaching and learning to curriculum, school structure & organization, leadership, and technology integration. Something along these lines. This means that people within the organization are open to new ideas and the words “we’ve always done it this way” or “ that will never work” are never spoken.
Except for her requirement that the job be in the Houston area, and couple of other pieces, I can only say “me too! me too!”
To be fair, my current job offers some of the features Stephanie’s looking for.
I do get to work with many “dedicated and innovative” people. I just wish that phrase could be applied to far more of the folks at the upper levels of management in our overly-large school district.
And my boss certainly “understands and values true work/life balance”.
However, “Your concept of school improvement really means complete reinvention of the system. Really.”?
Not a chance around here.