Principles of Leadership
“Leadership is both a science and an art. It’s the science of creating and articulating organizational vision, core values, and standards. It’s also the art of building relationships. As Doc taught us, ‘It’s people, not programs, that make the positive difference.’ Toward that end, leaders must remember that they are in the people business, and effective leaders are those who work daily to build strong and positive relationships with the people who make up the District. Historically, Clovis Unified has taken care of its people (students, staff and families) and, in turn, these very people have helped take care of the District.”
— Janet Young, Ed.D.
“As long as the leaders of Clovis Unified continue to remember that the organization is more important than any one individual, and that the culture, traditions and core values of CUSD are stronger than that of any one leader, Clovis Unified will continue to be a ‘destination’ district for ALL students.”
— Terry Bradley, Ed.D.
“Leaders are held to high standards. However, the leader in Clovis Unified has to also be a relationship builder. Slogans like ‘people not programs’ require Clovis Unified leaders to be listeners, team players and kind all within a very focused and high performing organization.”
— Walt Buster, Ed.D.
- Student Success is at the Center and Core of Every Decision
- The Most Important Thing We do is Hire
- Entrepreneurial Spirit Through Site-Based Leadership
- Work Ethic is Second to None
- Ride for the Brand
- Competitive Spirit Supports All That We Do
- Authority with Responsibility
- Personalize the System and Accountability Through Relationships
- Courage to Confront Disagreements and Issues
- High Standards
- Servant Leadership
- Monitoring Systems are Essential for Organizations to Accomplish Goals
- Education is a Partnership Between the Schools and the Community