EPISODE # 16
LEADING WITH FAIRNESS AND CARE
For this episode, I sat down with Jerome Huff, Principal at Roswell High School. We discussed his leadership journey, the challenges of leading a staff of over 100 with a student body of over 2000, and the role he plays in shaping young hearts and minds.
For about 10 years after I graduated high school, I would have a recurring nightmare that I had missed a class my senior year, my diploma had been revoked, and I would need to do another year at high school. I would wake up in a cold sweat. When I was in high school, I was very eager to get out and start my real life. What I might have missed in my eagerness to get out of high school and enter the real world. is that high school is the real world. When you talk about a school the size of RHS, it becomes a microcosm for the entire community.
Now, my life has come full circle. I have 2 students at the same high school from which I graduated, Roswell High School. We're at the high school almost daily for practices or forgotten lunches, and for the apex of our week, Friday Night Lights at Ray Manus Stadium. I always have a smile when I'm at RHS, and I believe I've identified the source.
Principal Jerome Huff has a contagious energy and optimism. He is a strong leader who balances care for his staff and students with measured discretion and fairness. He genuinely cares about the students and faculty he serves. I hope you enjoy this deep dive into Jerome's background, guiding philosophies, and leadership journey.
- Pursue your passion.
- Serve your team.
- Inspire those around you.
- Look for the root cause of bad behavior.
- Balance fairness and compassion.
- Don't hide your emotions.