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.

The Magnolia

The magnolia

Told by an administrator of the Recovery School District

I was helping a steering committee, The Friends of L. B. Landry, redesign L. B. Landry High School in the Algiers community in New Orleans. The committee was led by Pastor Arthur Wardsworth from 2nd Good Hope Baptist Church. L. B. Landry first opened to serve this community as an elementary school in 1938 and converted to a high school in 1942. It would be the first high school rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina.

Algiers was the only part of New Orleans proper across the river. You could get there by crossing the bridge or taking the Canal Street Ferry straight to Algiers Point. Because of its isolated location across the river, and because it was ...

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