We are excited to share with you Leadership Reimagined; our strategic plan that will act as a compass in the coming years, provide direction for the Board, faculty and staff and bring our community together toward one common vision.
While resolute in our mission to challenge our students and graduates to marshal the courage to lead, we recognize our world, our country, our communities, and even our school need something different from leaders today. We must teach and model a reframed definition of leadership.
For our students to lead successfully and contribute to an ever-changing world, we must instill broad competencies and mindsets that are agile, adaptable, and applicable across a range of novel situations. They will need to possess intellectual agility for careers and lives in which uncertainty is the only certainty and possess equal parts emotional intelligence and compassion. They will need to model balanced, personal wellness and follow a broadly shared moral compass with unwavering integrity. And they must instinctively include and make space for the contribution of all voices. At Severn, we envision a world where education is about more than what you know—it’s about who you are.
If the past 24 months has taught us anything, it is that structured plans will fall apart. We can only prepare for the uncertainty ahead. Our strategic plan is a promise to create a community that reframes leadership and prepares this generation and generations to come to contribute to the world around them.
Head of School