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.

Two Storms in One Week

Two storms in one week

Told by the chief administrator of a small-town charter school

We are a public charter school serving 750 students in fifth through 12th grades. We are located in a small southeastern town near the Atlantic coast, and our students reside in nine surrounding rural, low-income counties. Our mission is to inspire and prepare students with STEM-related skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to meet future challenges in the global workforce and their communities.

After our first year of operation in a temporary facility on a university campus, we were provided a larger space capable of supporting our growing enrollment. The move was a grand affair welcomed by students, parents, staff, and our board. As the new school year approached, ...

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