Enchantment Regained: Finding Balance in an Era of Transition Leadership
Does the trajectory of your career path in education include transition to a new role? Have you wondered about the personal demands and costs of leadership roles in post-pandemic school environments? Prepare to find your center and rediscover your passion among other forward-thinking educators who recognize the need to reframe their places within their respective learning communities. This course will use Santa Fe, with its unique culture, history, and landscape, as the backdrop for reflection on professional practice and dialogue about work/life balance. Participants will be led through a series of activities and excursions that will provide the opportunity for self-assessment and dialogue on leadership. The goal is to help participants regain perspective, strengthen resolve, and achieve greater clarity about their sense of professional purpose and their work/life balance.
Chris Chakeres recently returned to teaching Middle School Science after a decade in administration. Chris received a MA in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and has happily and successfully transitioned between many roles including teaching elementary, middle, and upper school, leading middle and upper school divisions, and coaching students, colleagues, and teachers. He loves what…