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PHOTOS: BCSD admin participate in summer leadership training

Published on Monday, July 26, 2021

 

group of admin speaking to each other  administrator playing Giant Jenga

Berkeley County School District’s school administrators came together last week for the district’s summer leadership conference, held over the course of three days at Westview Elementary, Westview Middle and Cane Bay High.

Principals and assistant principals learned new ways to evolve as leaders, shared ideas and prepared for the upcoming school year through a series of workshops and classroom sessions. Administrators participated in a lot of group discussions, and also spent some time doing some fun team building activities; administrators were invited to a session filled with hula hooping, basketball, cornhole, giant Jenga and giant Connect 4. Check out photos from the conference.

On the tail end of leadership training, held at Cane Bay High, attendees heard from Frank DeAngelis, who was principal of Columbine High in Littleton, Colorado at the time of the infamous school shooting in April 1999. DeAngelis led the school for 18 years, and now actively visits other schools throughout the country to tell his own story, starting with the events of the massacre to the aftermath. He also shared leadership lessons he learned, from managing the after-crisis with the school and the surrounding community, to what kept him going.