Stories from the Field: Cultivating relationships through administrator actions
Richard Fournier, Mariangely Solis Cervera, Katie Buckley, & Akira Gutierrez; Transforming Education
This is the third and final brief in a series of “stories from the field” that are intended to share student and educator perspectives about developing and sustaining strong relationships within the classroom and throughout the school.
This brief focuses on ways school leaders can cultivate positive relationships with and among school staff. In it, the authors discuss the research on the importance of strong staff relationships, the perspectives and strategies used by leaders in the schools visited by Transforming Education, and evidence-based best practices for building collegial and trusting staff relationships.