Lead­er­ship class meets with schools

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— The 2018 Shore Lead­er­ship class late last month held a ses­sion on ed­u­ca­tion with Tal­bot County Pub­lic Schools.

The day be­gan with lead­er­ship fa­cil­i­ta­tor Joe Thomas pre­sent­ing to the class on “Lead­ing with Strengths.” Class mem­bers com­pleted the Strength­find­ers as­sess­ment and used their re­sults to work through sev­eral lead­er­ship sce­nar­ios.

Af­ter the morn­ing train­ing, Tal­bot County School Su­per­in­ten­dent Kelly Grif­fith wel­comed the class, and talked about lead­er­ship in ed­u­ca­tion and the need for build­ing and en­gag­ing com­mu­nity to strengthen the ed­u­ca­tional com­mu­nity.

Helga Ein­horn, as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent of in­struc­tion, pre­sented and shared her per­sonal lead­er­ship chal­lenges when she was a new prin­ci­pal and the im­por­tance of sur­round­ing your­self with good lead­ers and men­tors.

Pamela B. Clay, di­rec­tor of ca­reer and tech­nol­ogy ed­u­ca­tion, hosted the after­noon ses­sion and shared a video on the var­i­ous CTE pro­grams avail­able at Eas­ton and St. Michaels high schools. De­spite not hav­ing a stand­alone cen­ter, Tal­bot has 13 stateap­proved CTE pro­grams, which all meet or ex­ceed in­dus­try stan­dards. All the pro­grams have a value added com­po­nent ei­ther through in­dus­try cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, col­lege credit or ar­tic­u­lated credit.

Af­ter the video, the class toured var­i­ous pro­grams at Eas­ton High School. CTE Stu­dent Am­bas­sadors led the tours and spoke to the class as part of a panel, fa­cil­i­tated by Clay. The class was im­pressed with the level of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and con­fi­dence from the stu­dents, as well as the fact that all of the CTE com­pleters planned to at­tend col­lege.

The culi­nary arts stu­dents pro­vided a buf­fet of snacks. Tal­bot’s culi­nary arts pro­gram is the only one in Mary­land that has re­ceived an Ex­em­plary Ac­cred­i­ta­tion from the Amer­i­can Culi­nary Fed­er­a­tion. It also is one of just four Ex­em­plary Ac­cred­ited pro­grams in the United States.

Mem­bers of the CTE Lo­cal Pro­gram Ad­vi­sory com­mit­tees then spoke about their re­la­tion­ship with the pro­grams and how they sup­port the teach­ers and stu­dents with cur­ricu­lum, equip­ment, men­tor­ships and in­tern­ships. The class was en­cour­aged to reach out to CTE pro­grams in their coun­ties and get in­volved on their lo­cal Pro­gram Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tees.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Shore Lead­er­ship, to ap­ply for the class of 2019 or to be­come a spon­sor, email info@shore­lead­er­ship.org or go to www.shore­leader ship.org.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Mem­bers of the 2018 Shore Lead­er­ship Class pose for a photo in the lobby of Eas­ton High School af­ter talk­ing with school of­fi­cials.

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