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Transformative Principal is 

Jul 31, 2022

Ross Purdy Dean of Students at The Fay School in Houston.

  • How can I best grab their hearts first?
  • Want what’s best and care for them.
  • 3rd year at Fay
  • Being present
  • asking questions, listening.
  • Come in with a clean slate.
  • I’m a goer and a a doer.
  • Outdoor education program.
  • With some students you have to earn the right to have their world opened up to you.
  • 3.5 acres of forest that sits on the buffalo bayou.
  • Start outdoor ed classes with team building.
  • the power of the circle - inclusive
  • Responsive classroom
  • Everyone is seen.
  • how to be a transformative principal? so easy to go down your checklist for the day and focus on your own stuff. Go out of your way to connect with kids.
  • Take a time out from your personal agenda and be present


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