Learning to Lead: A Day In the Life of Leadership Fellow Veronica Wilson
Success Academy – December 15, 2017
Mondays are Veronica’s favorite day. Why? Because she gets to greet each and every scholar at SA Bed Stuy Middle School as they enter the building ready to begin a new week of learning.
When Veronica started working at Success Academy, she wasn’t an educator — she worked at the Network office, helping our Creative Content team share stories from our schools. Previously, she had worked as a product marketer for an e-learning company. But she quickly realized that the best part of her job at SA was getting to interact with our scholars during her school visits. She started spending more time in our schools, even starting a class to teach one of her passions — yoga — to scholars at SA Crown Heights!
Veronica was thrilled when she learned that SA had a Leadership Fellows program that helps professionals from fields outside of education bring their skills to SA as school leaders and educators. L Fellows are mentored by their senior leaders and assume increasing responsibility during their first year in our schools. Today, Veronica manages elective teachers and helps support and lead humanities classes at her middle school. The goal of the program is to prepare L Fellows for assistant principal or principal roles.
Last month, we accompanied Veronica as she went about her Monday at SA Bed Stuy MS. Join us and learn more about the L Fellow role through Veronica’s eyes.