My goal is to lead with equity and humanity. “I am a servant leader who cares deeply about my students, staff, and families,” “I lead with my heart and with equity. I have a passion for creating an environment that is safe, warm, and welcoming for all of our students.”
As the school year got underway, I wanted to inspire to hear that many students “really wanted to come back to school.” Operating on a three-days-per-week in-person hybrid model, smaller class sizes have helped me deeper relationships between students and teachers, “We can offer students more attention than ever before, and that’s been really good for our kids.”
We as a team emphasis on emotional well-being, and strives to maintain connections with students in the hybrid environment. Our students participate in a daily morning meeting with their classes whether they are at home or at school. Teachers lead the morning meetings, giving students a chance to participate in co-curriculum activities, social-emotional learning and community builders with their class and engage at-home learners with the tools they need for the day.
The transition into the role of principal has gone better than I expected, in spite of the pandemic. “I am grateful for my incredible staff and families who welcomed me with open arms and really made the transition as seamless as possible, My big takeaway has been the more that we are together and supporting each other, the better work that we can do for kids.
I leads through teams and professional learning communities ( PLC ).At Rahul Education, each grade level has a PLC, and teams meet once a week at minimum; most meet more often. I try to attend these meetings as much as possible to support and answer questions.
Clear and effective communication and transparency are key, It is important for me to be clear and concise about our expectations to achieve our academic goals. I provide consistent communication in a variety of ways to ensure all messages and initiatives are always clear.
Taking charge on a team building seems like a huge task—and it is .But be confident in yourself and what you bring to the table. I have taken the approach of listening, learning, and loving. This approach guided me through I get to know my staff, kids and families in more better way.
Mr. Mahadev Kokate
M.Sc | B.Ed | MBA
School Principal at Rahul Education, Mother Mery’s English High School, Nallasopara(w)