The Path to Higher Ed: Building College and Career Readiness
Daniel Smith, Autonomy with integrity
This episode features Dr. Daniel Smith, Principal of Floyd E. Kellam High School in Virginia Beach. Growth mindset pervades Dr. Smith’s work as he seeks to learn from both other school systems and his own students. With respect to his students, the school engages them in constant conversation for the strategic purpose of creating a shared vision and to better provide learning experiences that are relevant to their experiences. In terms of college and career readiness, Dr. Smith believes that developing the right mindsets in his students is more important just the act of providing resources. He is also seeking to empower his teachers through the autonomy with integrity approach.