I have been placed in positions of school leadership in the past, and my style is best described as a Democratic leader. I believe that schools function most effeciently when all stakeholders are involved in the decision making process. As both a leader and an employee, I appreciate the camaraderie shared responsibility for decisions creates. Teachers will be my equals, giving their opinions in a free and valued format. As a Democratic leader I believe a hybrid of Servant and Distributive management style will build upon the trust and community created by the Democratic decision making process. I want the staff to truly feel their value, and that they have control over the school climate and working environment. I believe that anyone who enters the education profession wants to have a positive impact on children. I want my teachers to know that I trust their professionalism, will support them, and give them the tools they need to achieve student success.