Zachary geography teacher discusses leadership program _lowres

Photo provided by Sharon Phillips -- Emmit Glynn, left, a world geography teacher at Zachary High School, attended a Rotary Club meeting as the guest of Sharon Phillips on June 2. Glynn, who is a current member of an educational leadership program, attended the meeting as a way to connect with community leaders and stakeholders.

Emmitt Glynn, a world geography teacher at Zachary High School, is a member of the ninth cohort of Advanced Innovative Education’s Redesigning Lessons, Re-envisioning Principals, an educational leadership program.

On June 2, Glynn attended a Rotary Club meeting as the guest of Zachary Rotarian Sharon Phillips.

“I came to connect with leaders and community stakeholders to help me understand the process of building the social network for a school as a school leader,” Glynn said.

As a participant of the principal certification program, Glynn said he is working to become a certified educational leader or school principal. The program merges business and educational principles to develop educational leaders who focus on the “double bottom line,” ensuring that schools are always focused on their mission and producing results for their students, while at the same time generating the revenue required to operate the core business and reinvest profits into new or expanded services, according to program literature.

Upon completion of the program — one of three state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education-approved alternative certification programs for educational leadership in Louisiana — participants are prepared to lead schools as “edupreneurs,” and, after successful completion of the School Leadership Licensure Assessment exam, participants earn the Educational Leader Level 1 Certificate and can be certified as principals.

Glynn received a bachelor’s degree in history from Southern University in 1994 and a master’s history from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2011.

Besides Zachary High, he has worked at Baton Rouge Magnet, Scotlandville Magnet, Episcopal and Southern University Laboratory School.