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SEEing to Lead

May 23, 2022

JaVonda Tucker is currently an assistant principal with Dinwiddie County Public Schools. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, JaVonda was a special education teacher at the school where she currently works. Along with holding a master’s degree in education administration, she also holds a master’s degree in criminal justice. JaVonda is also the proud mother of a 12 year old son.

Key Takeaways:

  • S.E.L. Needs to look different for all people
  • You cannot effectively implement social emotional learning for students and staff without knowing them as individuals
  • You need to know and understand yourself before being able to know and understand what others need
  • Try turning the tables with teachers as a way to pull them from their present state of mind
  • Journaling is a great way to practice reflection
  • Be visible to know your students and staff
  • Don’t be afraid to tell your story. There is always someone that needs to hear it.
  • Do not lead from your office.
  • Listen to lead better.


Twitter: @JaVondaTucker

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