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Here at The New School Leader, we are committed to helping new and aspiring school leaders develop the skills that they need to take the next step in their leadership journey.

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We believe good leadership can transform a life, a campus, and a culture.

We believe leadership is a skill that anyone can develop.

We believe the best leaders belong to a community of like-minded people who are committed to developing their craft.

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The New School Leader #23

“The reason you feel like you’ve got too much to do is because you are doing too much.” – Josh Spector It is so easy for school leaders to get caught up doing too much of the WRONG work. As we move through the school year, we have to continue …

New Assistant Principal

Avoid This Phrase as a New Assistant Principal

As a new assistant principal, it is so tempting to start sentences off with  “well, in my last district…” You are engaging in conversation with what you have experienced and that is okay! However, you want to avoid this statement at all costs! No one gives a flip about what …

First Week As An Assistant Principal

Lessons Learned During My First Week as a New Assistant Principal

“What is happening?!” That is exactly what I was asking my first couple of weeks as a new assistant principal.  The start of this new position has been nothing short of trying to drink water from a fire hose. There is not enough time in the day to adequately prepare …

The New School Leader Newsletter

The New School Leader #22

High levels of learning for ALL students will not happen accidentally. As school leaders, we have the responsibility to create an environment in which everyone on our campus is engaging in the RIGHT work, in the RIGHT ways, at the RIGHT times, and for the RIGHT reasons. Think about what …

Best Leadership Books for New Leaders

The Five Best Leadership Books for New Leaders

This list of the five best leadership books for new leaders does not contain any educational leadership books. Instead, it contains five books that we think all new leaders should read, regardless of what setting they work in. Should we continue to study educational leadership to upgrade our practice as …