When Wolcarline first joined our staff team as a Kindergarten 1 teacher, her fun-loving personality, high energy, and natural leadership ability immediately stood out. Her willingness to offer feedback, seek advice, and implement change set her apart from her coworkers and made us take notice of her ability to lead by example.
When she was offered a promotion to become our school’s Assistant Principal, we were excited about the growth and leadership development it would mean for her. We were less excited when she turned that promotion down. In addition to her propensity for initiating change, Wolcarline can also be incredibly shy amongst her peers, and often gets nervous presenting in professional situations. In other words, an Assistant Principal position was daunting.
Wolcarline did not, however, give up on developing her leadership skills. Instead, she participated in the first year of leadership training curriculum with our management team. She learned how to lead teams, set goals, and cast vision. After a year, she felt ready to step into the Assistant Principal leadership role.
The 2016–17 school year is one of transition for Wolcarline while she balances the responsibilities of her role as both teacher and Assistant Principal. She’s implementing her new leadership abilities and consistently growing her knowledge base through continued leadership training.
As we continue to equip more emerging leaders, we are seeing the next generation of Haiti’s leaders—and, in turn, the leaders they will eventually educate—rise up and step into God’s restoration story not only for their own lives, but those of their students and the restoration of Haiti as a whole.