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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.

We believe leadership is based on actions, not titles.

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Keep Moving Forward

When I was in college, we had a motto that was ingrained in our minds every day: Forward, Always forward, Everywhere forward Its meaning is as simple as it sounds: no matter what, keep going. Through good times and bad, through adversity and struggle, our calling is to keep moving …

Mock Assistant Principal Interview

Embrace the Awkward, and do the Mock Interview

Nothing is more vulnerable than asking a friend to do a mock interview with you. You’ve got to present yourself professionally, which is not natural when sitting with a buddy. But trust me, if you can get past that, it’s worth it. My Mock Interview Lute sat down with me …

In the Midst of the Journey

I wanted to take the time to write a follow-up to my last post, where I shared about reaching out to potential hiring principals. This went better than expected! I was offered a sit-down conversation with two of the principals I reached out to. Now, I realize this opportunity is …

The New School Leader #12

Every day is a job interview. People are constantly watching you, and they are making decisions about you. How do you treat students? How do you treat your colleagues? What kind of attitude do you bring to work? Do you solve problems and produce quality work? The answers to these …

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The New School Leader #11

When you are trying to move people forward, don’t forget to look for positive momentum. Sometimes it can be hard to see, but remember that forward is forward, even if it is a single step. Now let’s get started. The Good Stuff We have curated 4 great resources for you …