In our current situation, of COVID 19, many school administrators feel helpless and powerless. Bringing students back into the classroom puts leaders in a position where they cannot guarantee everyone’s safety. Leaders are under pressure to keep faculty, staff, and students safe and that responsibility can be overwhelming (National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2020a). Administrators have an obligation to provide an education to students. It is what educators, do, after all. However, school leaders also have an obligation as an employer to make sure our staff is supported and safe. It is hard to believe that leaders can do more than react to and manage this crisis. But leaders can choose to respond, not react. This article suggests actions to reduce our own anxiety, support others, and create a healthy environment. These choices are ones that will change our environment for the better.
Beese, Jane and Mlakar, Melissa
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Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol7/iss1/6
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