Learner Centered Leadership iLEAD Schools

Learner-Centered Leadership

Author: | Category: Making Magic

Meet the Maker

Dawn Evenson, Founder/CEO, iLEAD Schools

If you could hang out with any cartoon character, whom would you choose and why?
Scooby-Doo. I love that Mystery Machine car.

If you had to delete all but three apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?
Peloton, Amazon and Facebook.

You have to sing karaoke. What song do you pick?
“I Will Survive.”

If you had to play one album forever, which one would it be?
Hands-down it would be “Tea for the Tillerman” by Cat Stevens.

This Week’s Focus

Empowering Others to Lead

Driving Question

Do learner-centered leaders lead differently?

For this week’s Making Magic, I am once again focusing on leadership. I’m defining this here by emphasizing the role of empowering others in leadership. Why is this important? As you know, one of the foundations of iLEAD is leadership. Our goal is to empower learners, parents, facilitators and all staff. So let’s look closer at the idea of learner-centered leadership.


The job of a school is to provide a democratic structure in which kids can discover their interests and learn how to live in a community that solves conflicts together. Watch here to learn more:

See what a learner-centered school looks like:

More Magic

Devin Vodicka, author of the book “Learner-Centered Leadership,” brings this approach to life in this podcast:

Transforming Education: Leadership Lessons

Being Makers

Being Makers

Being Makers is a team of change-making leaders from Maker Learning Network and iLEAD Schools focused on project-based learning and social-emotional growth.
Share This Story,
Choose Your Platform!
Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Related Posts