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.

Winning and Losing

Winning and losing

Told by the principal of an urban public high school

Our city, and in particular the Latino and African American neighborhoods of the students and families we serve, has been struggling for years with poor, untrusting relationships with the police, police shootings, and the excessive use of force by police. Although much of this story takes place outside our community, this context is important to how the events of the story were experienced.

One year before this story takes place, police officers shot and killed an African American teenager. The shooting did not attract widespread attention until a year later—a few months before this story takes place—when footage from police officers’ body cameras was released. Large-scale protests broke out across the ...

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