In a Catholic school, the ability to lead is rooted in our personal and spiritual values and beliefs as a person. Our faith and tradition are important aspects of who we are and they guide us in our personal lives as well as in our work. Effective Catholic leaders are helped by their strong personal faith and beliefs. As Catholic educational leaders, we are looked upon as exemplars of the Catholic faith by our co-workers, students, parents, and community. In order to truly be authentic witnesses to our faith, we need to ground ourselves in Scripture and Tradition and make it a part of our daily lives. By accepting Jesus as our savior and by faithfully following His example, we can have a deeper understanding of how He wants us to lead our brothers and sisters. It is easier for someone whose life is an exemplar to lead others, his actions speak for him. It is easy to follow him and for him to encourage others to follow him. Jesus is the best example of such a leader and his example still impact us today. As a leader, we are called to be fair, loving and kind with everybody and when we have our faith to help us, it is no more a duty but a personal reward to know that you have been that person a student or a colleague needed. Through reflection on daily readings and mass, the word of God constantly redirects our path and reminds us that we have to follow God’s plan and be a light for others. Scripture is at the heart of our mission as Catholic educators and serves as a powerful way to communicate a message. We are called to be tolerant, fair, merciful, forgiving, doing unto others as we would have done to us. It is always easier to say than to do and if we don’t have a strong faith we tend to forget it quickly because of the many challenges that we face personally and professionally. There are many times that we feel the stormy seas. It is in the moments when we think we are reaching a breaking point, that our faith comes out and reminds us what we are called for. I personally also like to use part of scripture in my daily work to kindly discipline students. This helps me to be more tolerant and comprehensive. As my principal always says:”Things are meant to happen, we are lucky that we have our faith to help us.” May God give us an open mind and heart to seek direction from the Scriptures and use these gifts to be faithful leaders and reach out to those that are lost.