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7 Questions with Jonathan

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Jonno White

7 Questions with Jonathan

Name: Jonathan

Current title: Head of Schools

Current organisation: MOUNTAIN VIEW CHRISTIAN

20 years plus in Christian education. On an accreditation board of directors, walked three schools through accreditation into countries from initial status, coach basketball, and greatest achievement- 2 grown (female) children I am so proud of.

7 Questions with Jonathan

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader in the education sector?

Maintaining positive attitudes among staff and students through an epidemic

2. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

Up to do online teaching of foreign students early, school all day, home to relax with family. Get up and do it again!

3. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Keep your head up! God is in control and nothing traces him by surprise. Do your best, and keep moving!

4. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Good to Great. Taking something that is good to the next level is not always easy, especially when you got it too good.

5. How do you find and keep great leaders in the education sector?

Prayer

6. What's most important as a leader in the education sector for developing a culture of wellbeing in your staff and students?

Not focusing on your circumstances, but understanding where true joy and peace come from.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader in the education sector so far?

Mini years ago I had an altercation with a student. I treated him in a way I shouldn’t have, and later that year he passed in an accident. It taught me that I must remember why I am truly here. Look at the larger scope and remember what really matters. Touching a child forever, and helping him/her to love learning. We only stop when we die. Either the hard way or the easy!