How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard – Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Filmed May 2015 at TEDWomen 2015

Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard

On Linda Cliatt-Wayman’s first day as principal at a failing high school in North Philadelphia, she was determined to lay down the law. But she soon realized the job was more complex than she thought. With palpable passion, she shares the three principles that helped her turn around three schools labeled “low-performing and persistently dangerous.” Her fearless determination to lead — and to love the students, no matter what — is a model for leaders in all fields.  

High school principal
Linda Cliatt-Wayman is a Philadelphia high school principal with an unwavering belief in the potential of all children. Full bio
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  • Restorer  On 06/07/2015 at 8:17 am

    God bless Guyana. I wish every head of school would read this and endeavour to make a difference.

  • Thinker  On 06/07/2015 at 6:09 pm

    Surre but just let us recognise that Guyana’s educational problems are different

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 06/07/2015 at 6:09 pm

    A powerful presentation. I take away the following gems:
    ~ Every moment is a teachable moment.
    ~ Education can truly save [our children’s] lives.

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