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Schools Of Excellence Podcast

Jul 25, 2022

Are you prioritizing your mental wellbeing?


If you’re anything like the many directors and owners I’ve worked with, your answer probably depends entirely on the season.


Student enrollment? Staff hiring?


Forget about it, Chanie.


I know—I understand how it goes. When we’re caught up in a constant...

Jul 18, 2022

Has a difficult conversation with someone at your school ever left you feeling guilty?


Me too.


I can recall times when the guilt was so intense that I just couldn’t shake it. 


As a school leader, you can’t avoid difficult conversations. 


Whether it’s with teachers who aren’t getting along, admin staff...

Jul 11, 2022

As a mom of four, it often feels like I’m supposed to have all the answers.


Whether it’s a homework problem, an argument with a friend, or making the monster under the bed go away, my kids trust that I’ll know exactly what to do.


When people look to you as a leader, it’s easy to put pressure on yourself to...

Jul 4, 2022

How do you respond to difficult situations with parents?

I know many resourceful school leaders just like you who Google solutions. But this approach is limited by what you can find on your own, and there’s always some trial-and-error involved with going it alone.

When I need new ideas and solutions, I prefer to lean...