Servant Leadership

By: Maegan Rodgers- Lifelong Learner

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves."

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About Me

I am a 4th grade teacher, sister, daughter, friend, learner, leader.

I graduated from Dallas Christian College with a bible degree. I was then given the opportunity to intern in Guatemala at a school teaching English and bible. I fell in love with serving children and teaching during my time in Guatemala. Since coming back from Guatemala I have worked with abused and neglected children ages birth-17. I was able to lead a staff of about 30 which allowed me to fall in love with my natural gifting of leadership and organization. Through my experiences I decided I wanted to be in the field of education and God put me in the perfect position. I am striving to be the best teacher I can be while being patient and learning about servant leadership and the role I hope to someday have in administration.

Philippians 2:3- "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves."

Design and Implementation

For Competency 4 I wanted to share my much loved research project! For my research project I wanted to concentrate on an issue that my campus is struggling with- daily interventions. I wanted to take a tool that is new to my campus and create a format that would be easy to use and give true measurements for interventions used in the classroom. Our campus just started using MAP testing 2 years ago and we needed some intervention strategies.

Curriculum Design was one of the toughest classes for me as my background is not in education, however, through the use of my research project and education through DBU- I was able to implement many strategies that helped improve instruction results.

Campus Culture and Development

With Competency 6 I feel servant leadership becomes crucial in evaluating and managing staff. I want to make sure I lead my staff by serving them throughout the process. My current administrator is a prime example of this type of leader. She is constantly helping in any way that she can and is looking for small things to do.

Through my supervision of instruction class and public relations class I have learned the importance of being positive in everything education related. Teachers need positive, constructive feedback. The community needs to see the good that the schools are doing rather than just the negative.

Organize, Decide, Solve

Competency 7- Organization, Decisions, & Problem Solving- the premise of a good principal!

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10


Service Learning

Goals for the Future

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I would like to say thank you to my amazing family: my mom, my dad, and siblings for supporting me through this journey! Thanks to my very encouraging friends who have been patient with me through this process. A huge thank you to my mentors: Susan McQueen- I appreciate your encouragement and wisdom, Kim Shey- you have taught me so much these last couple of years and I am blessed to have an example like you and to Paula McMillion- thank you for showing me what being an awesome administrator looks like!

Thank you to Dallas Baptist University and the professors that I have been able to learn from during my time here. Dr. Lee, Dr. Tribble, Professor Taylor, Professor Barnes- you have all helped push me towards my future goals and encouraged me to get outside my comfort zone! And last but not least, to my fellow cohort members- keep trucking until you reach the finish line, you are an amazing group of educators and I can't wait to see what your futures hold!