The purpose of these reflections is to engage principal candidates in the best practice of considering blind spots in their development and to identify areas of opportunity. Ask your principal mentor for guidance with areas of opportunity. Start the conversation by addressing opportunities that can be self-assessed . Principal candidates have greater success if areas of opportunity are already identified and the conversation can shift to how those areas will be supported throughout the internship. Write a 250-300 word reflective summary of your internship experiences this week, connecting your experiences to ELCC standards (e.g., “this week I was able to lead our school’s committee on updating our mission and vision statements. This process connects with ELCC standard one…”). Address the following in your reflection: A significant and memorable leadership experience, explaining the influence on your future practice as a school leader. Areas of leadership you will focus on next week and how you intend to apply them in your internship.