ICYMI: The Overlook Journal Rises, originally posted on April 17, 2017, praises the impressive managerial and written work of Thornton-Donovan School’s The Overlook Journal.
For the past seven years, I have served as the moderator for this student club (that I really wish were an actual class). Anyway, besides a two-year window where the paper was run (and propped up) by a high school student who was more diligent, dedicated, driven than I was, The Overlook Journal has inconsistently produced varying degrees of content, usually on the weak and unappealing side.
That all changed this year with the installation of a student who sets the standard and then holds those who work for him accountable if they do not meet his expectations.
Just goes to show that strong leadership mitigates excuses and stagnation and makes everyone’s jobs easier, for, with it, roles are clearly defined and there is no question – just a task and a due date.