Meet Our Indiana Connections Career Academy School Leader
Stephanie Chi is the principal of Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC). She shares her leadership approach and goals below:
“As a leader, it is my imperative to challenge those around me to imagine even greater realities. There is a spark in me that drives me to make my organization better—to lead my colleagues toward a better version of our school and of a better version of themselves as educators. Power is an elusive concept; leadership is a pragmatic one.
My pedagogy is based on facilitating meaningful experiences and deep learning. My leadership practices rely on the same approach. I seek always to share those things I already know and understand, and to continually grow my knowledge and understanding with the help of others. In the classroom, I learn from my students, and in my organization, I learn from my colleagues.
My responsibility is to provide the framework through which meaningful relationships can coalesce, and to guide the ideas generated through these relationships in a positive, constructive direction. Leadership is not an entity that resides in isolation; leadership must be distributed throughout an organization. And in order for such a practice to thrive, communication must be rich and ongoing.”
- Master of arts, English education, Brooklyn College
- Bachelor of arts, English literature, Michigan State University