USC Rossier Magazine: Fall/Winter 2021
What does it mean to be a good leader?
Styles of leadership and what makes an effective leader change with the culture and context of the moment. These days, the idea of leaders being at the center of all things is changing, too, as we are beginning to see leaders not as the ones with all the answers, but the ones who are asking the right questions. In this issue of USC Rossier Magazine, we explore what effective leadership looks like today. What are the questions leaders should be asking as we seek to rebuild and revitalize our education systems to adequately respond to post-pandemic realities? What skills do leaders need to successfully serve their communities? Just as our society and the institutions that hold us together evolve, so too do the techniques, skills and strategies needed from today’s leaders.
What does leadership look like after the pandemic?
Kindness, creativity and relationship building are among the essential skills education leaders need to break through the challenges of today.
The pandemic changed their jobs overnight. How did education technology leaders manage?
USC Rossier alumni share how they led their districts out of crisis and into a brighter, more plugged-in future.
After a harrowing year, superintendents from the nation’s three largest urban districts step down
Austin Beutner, Richard Carranza and Janice Jackson look back on leading schools during the pandemic.
Alumni and Student Profiles
As director of Tariq Bin Ziad School, Maha Al Romaihi champions a bilingual curriculum that balances English language skills with a celebration of the Arabic language and Qatar’s culture.
Maha Al Romaihi
This Qatar-based Global EdD student is exploring how to embrace change in education while honoring tradition
Women leaders in her distinctly male-dominated workplace have deeply inspired Kristine Poblete EdD ’17.
Leading by example, from example
Elana Glasenberg EdD ’21 is helping to bring students with disabilities out of the shadows in Ukraine.
USC Rossier alumna and Board of Councilors member leads effort to launch new inclusive school
How can educators create the conditions for student leadership?
Professor Julie Slayton explains that giving students meaningful opportunities to lead in the classroom extends beyond distributing materials and grants them decision-making power.
‘Having a place at the table is not enough’
Tracy Poon Tambascia EdD ’07, newly elected president of the USC Academic Senate and USC Rossier professor of clinical education, on the importance of leaders amplifying alternative perspectives.