Standard 5: Ethics
"Ethics, or ethos, is normative and imperative. It deals with what someone ought to do. Morality describes what someone is actually doing" (Sproul, 2015).
As Christ's ambassador to this world and an educational leader, I am mandated to exemplify the kingdom lifestyle I came from. With the surname Christian, I do not belong to this world any more than Jesus did.
Therefore, in my day-to-day interactions with my peers, colleagues, and students, I must epitomize ethical behaviors through the practice of morality such as integrity and fairness to ensure a safe and trustworthy environment where the values of democracy, equity, and diversity for faculty, staff, and students within the school will flourish.
"The need for ethical leadership is undeniable. The world seems to be void of ethical leaders, and as a result, much chaos abounds" (G. Thurber, personal communication, April 25, 2018).
By acknowledging the problems in leadership, we can take steps to bring about solutions. I believe we all can do our best where God places us. Be ethical where you are—practice morality where you are. Acknowledge without pointing fingers of blame. I want to do my part and be the example I want to see.
Attached below are the artifacts for this standard.
I attached below a text message sent to me by a parent expressing her satisfaction with my services. The child's name and parent's phone number had to be crossed out to protect privacy, which is an ethical attribute of a leader.
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