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.
Told by a counselor at a suburban Catholic high school
There is perhaps not an effective word to capture the reality of the summer of 2020. Referring to it as a period of “social unrest” fails to capture the centuries-long oppression of people of color and Black individuals and communities in particular. Social unrest occurs in many forms for many reasons, and this was not simply social unrest. A confluence of factors that both exacerbated and highlighted inequities in our country led to an amplification of voices that had been silenced and some increasing awareness among privileged populations. This backdrop of crisis is relevant to this story of a small, southern suburban Catholic high school that failed spectacularly to respond to the death ...