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SEEing to Lead

Dec 20, 2021

Craig's been married for 25 years to an educator and is a father of three beautiful girls.  He has been in Bergenfield, NJ for 25 years with the last 10 as Principal of Jefferson Elementary School.  Craig is a former Physical Education teacher, Supervisor of Art, Music, and PE, Director of the Alternative High School as well.  He feels he has been blessed with the privilege to work with the children of Bergenfield and thoroughly enjoys each day in this profession.

Key Takeaways:

  • It's important to model incremental improvement.
  • Create a process for getting better in areas that you need improvement by reflecting.
  • Have small conversations with teachers each day.
  • Dialog needs to be personal before practice or process before it leads to outcomes.
  • Being vulnerable allows you to connect with people and learn.
  • Everything must be centered on your personal philosophy if you are to help teachers to the greatest extent.
  • Look for, cultivate, and capture the "it" factor. You can teach the other stuff.
  • Things don't get brought to our attention unless they're important to the person bringing them to us.
  • Use your spirit use your freedom use your style. Own it.


Twitter - @crvogt68

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