New DEEL Community Visions for Leadership

The New DEEL Community is excited to announce our video series: Applying New DEEL Visions for Leadership in Unchartered Waters.

This series will explain how members of our New DEEL Community leadership team have applied each of the five Visions for Leadership when managing the shift to virtual learning due to COVID-19.

For more information about the five Visions for Leadership, please visit New DEEL Community Visions for Leadership

  • Steven Gross (Founding Director of the New DEEL Community and Emeritus Professor at Temple University) gives us a history of the New DEEL Community and how the five Visions for Leadership can help guide leaders.


  • Kevin A. Peters (Co-Director of the New DEEL Community and middle school principal) explains how he focused on his “inner responsibility” to stakeholders while navigating the push for a consistent K-12 virtual educational plan in his school district.


  • Susan H. Shapiro (Co-Director of the New DEEL Community and assistant professor of early childhood education) presents how she responded to a tough situation by using Turbulence Theory as a decision-making framework.


  • Jennifer Antoni (Co-Coordinator of Community Engagement for the New DEEL Community and high school counselor) identifies how she focused on democracy and social justice while navigating the conversations about grading practices during virtual education. She also gives practical, alternative options to a standard grading system.


  • Taryn Conroy (Co-Coordinator of Community Engagement for the New DEEL Community and school counselor/administrator) shares an overview of the Multiple Ethical Paradigms and how she focused on the Ethic of Care when facing difficult decisions surrounding an embedded tradition of her school community.


  • Arkadiy Yelman (Coordinator of Media Relations for the New DEEL Community and high school principal) describes the importance of one’s career being a calling and challenges us with questions to help us reflect.


  • Joan Poliner-Shapiro (Emerita Co-Director of the New DEEL Community and Emerita Professor at Temple University) provides a comprehensive summary of the information presented in the videos seen above.