SOUTH FORSYTH — A local school administrator was invited to speak at the 2015 Georgia Independent School Association Annual Conference held recently in Johns Creek.
Ed Lindekugel, upper school principal for Pinecrest Academy, gave a presentation called “Servant Leadership in the 21st Century School.”
The event was attended by more than 1,200 educators from across Georgia. The keynote speakers, John Rosemond and Tony Wagner, discussed technology innovations in education and parenting practices, according to Vivian Heard, communications coordinator for the private pre-kindergarten -12 school on Peachtree Parkway (Hwy. 141) in south Forsyth.
GISA is a nonprofit association of private, independent and parochial schools throughout the state, with a mission to “advance excellence and collaboration among Georgia’s independent schools by serving the professional growth, advocacy and interscholastic needs of member schools.”
Lindekugel focused on the fact that practicing servant leadership is “simply identifying and meeting the legitimate needs of those entrusted to one’s care.”
“He stated that anyone can be a servant leader, whether administrator or teacher,” Heard said.
He identified and explained five principles of servant leadership before concluding his talk with a practical plan of how to carry out these principles as school leaders in the 21st century.