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7 Questions with Kevin Macki

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7 Questions with Kevin Macki

Name: Kevin Macki

Current title: Principal

Current organisation: Horeb Christian School

I have been a full-time educator since 2005. I have been a classroom teacher, Mathematics Liaison, Professional Development Coordinator, and now Principal. All my different roles have served me well in my current role, allowing me to better understand the different complexities of leading an organization. I have a deep love for anyone in the field of education as I know the love we have for our students and the vital role we play in society.

7 Questions with Kevin Macki

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

I have found that it is challenging to not become complacent when thing are firing on all cylinders. I must remind myself to always get better each day.

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

In the morning, it is essential that I have 15 minutes of quiet time, followed by drinking water and then coffee. I make sure I have a game plan for the day, and then evaluate if I hit my goals. I make sure to always to place an emphasis on relaxing before sleep and make sure I get at least 8 hours.

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

The most significant lesson that I have learned is that you must lead by example. I constantly tell myself that everyone is watching.

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?

Motivating and Inspiring Teachers by Todd Whitaker
The book has been an absolute amazing resource for me concerning every facet of building a positive morale at my school.

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

Great leaders can be found by observing and being cognizant of important traits such as a positive attitude, servants heart, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a desire to constantly improve. To keep great leaders in the field of education, a purpose and sense os self worth is vital.

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

Making sure everyone has a voice.

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

Any student or fellow educator that has told me that I have made a positive impact in their lives is always something that has touched my heart and reaffirmed why we do what we do!