The Principl(ed) Podcast: David DeRosa
In the premiere episode of the Principl(ed) Podcast, host Chris Horton visits with David DeRosa, the outgoing President of the BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association. David reflects on his own journey from teacher to Principal, and from Principal to provincial leader, and talks both about the value of mentors to his career and what drew him to leadership. David shares his experience with Compassionate Systems Leadership and its impact on schools and school leadership through community building, practice, research and capacity building. As a relationship-focused leader, David talks about the role of self-awareness in leadership, the tools leaders need to manage in a crisis and be successful, and his two biggest pieces of advice for new leaders.