Educate4hope was founded by Kristina MacBury and Sherry MacBury's fundamental desire and beliefs that effective leadership coaching is the singular most effective strategy that positively influences and supports efforts of building and sustaining a legacy of academic achievement and positive school culture. The reality is, in many of our nation’s school districts, leaders are not supported and professionally developed in a manner that leverages skills sets nor is it done in a collaborative, trusting fashion. Whether it is a capacity, skill set, political, or resource issue – it just doesn’t happen in some systems. As a result, our systems, schools and students continue to be impacted by losing potentially GREAT people and leaders.
We understand Urban Educators better than anyone and consequently, empathize with the sense of urgency in quickly realizing positive, sustainable outcomes and the challenges of working in very complex environments. Fortunately, we have learned from our challenges and been blessed with awesome experiences and professional development and we want to GIVE BACK. Thus, we have a very purposeful and intentional approach to our work and are committed to the following:
Creating a psychologically safe relationship.
This relationship is of paramount importance. Without the freedom and security to share thoughts in a safe environment, educators tend to feel stifled and isolated. This leads to less productivity and inauthentic leadership that is not sustainable in an organization. We are able to develop this relationship by reputation, integrity, credibility, previous relationships and purposeful conversations. We will NEVER be untruthful and ALWAYS be transparent with our experiences.