There are many things that make independent schools unique and wonderful environments for learning. One of the reasons among many that independent schools are so special is to focus on professional faculty to give students an outstanding educational experience.
For the most part, the attention schools give to professional development for faculty is second to none. Unfortunately, the same cannot always be said about leadership development for the people leading the schools, both as Administrators and as Managers.
The Accidental Leader
Here is an example. Jason is the Dean of Faculty. He started his career as a History teacher and soon earned respect for being one of the best. When the Department Head retired, Jason was tapped to become the new Department Head. It made sense because; after all he was the best teacher in the department.