Learn, reflect, and grow from 40 true stories of caring school leadership during times of crisis Each crisis brings its own issues and unique traumas, and when they happen, most leaders handle the moment by leaning into triage and logistics. This book suggests focusing on more - specifically, on the people they serve. Are you up to the task? These 40 real stories, from a wide range of schools and settings during many types of crises, show how caring school leadership adopted caring people-first strategies. This book will help you and your teams be inspired to prepare for, perhaps prevent, respond to, and recover from your own school crises. Within these pages, you will find: An introduction to what crisis and caring school leadership means Helpful lists to guide caring leadership practices A review of current crisis management literature Questions, reflection, and prompts to engage with story learnings Prepare now to be the concerned, caring, and constant leader your school will need when crises come as well as making your leadership and school more caring when those same crises subside.

Building a Family

Building a family

Told by a director at a suburban K–12 independent school

Watching the determination in Margaret’s face and hearing the resoluteness in her voice gave me hope and confidence in our decision to have on-campus learning during the time of COVID. “Lower School students learn best on campus” and “Remote learning does not work for our youngest learners,” and “We can do this safely within our Lower School bubble,” Margaret would share during our summer senior leadership team meetings. Lifting and leading during a crisis, like the time of COVID, takes an enormous amount of strength, skill, and stamina, all qualities Margaret possesses.

I have always admired Margaret, an exceptional school leader who leads with her heart and encourages all in her sphere ...

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