The New School Leader #20

The New school Leader Newsletter

Now that summer is officially upon us, we hope you are taking some time to rest and recover. As you are recharging, start thinking about what you want to accomplish during the 2023-2024 school year. What impact do you want to make on your campus? What position are you going to go after? What goals do you want to make for your physical, mental, spiritual, and financial well-being? How are you going to attack those goals?

While you are recharging, be intentional about setting yourself up for success in the coming school year.

Now let’s get started.

The Good Stuff

1. Building relationships as a new assistant principal can be tough, especially if you are an external hire. Here are three ways you can start building relationships before the school year starts.

2. Graduation is not the finish line, and it is our job to operate schools that will prepare students accordingly.

3. Leading when expectations are high (or higher than normal).

Meanwhile, on Social Media…

“Keep going… Keep going… Keep going.”

“Just learn how to get stuff done.”

On the Move!

Today, we want to give a shout-out to Daniela McLean. She recently accepted her first assistant principal position! Daniela participated in one of our virtual assistant principal interview workshops, and she also enrolled in the Assistant Principal Interview Bootcamp. We are so excited to watch her grow!

We also want to give a shout-out to Taylour Reeder. She recently accepted her first assistant principal position at Willow Springs Middle School in Lovejoy ISD. Taylour completed the Assistant Principal Interview Bootcamp a few months ago, and afterward, she said, “Thank you again so much for this!! It was a huge help in my interview this week, and I was able to walk away feeling confident.”

Book Recommendation

As we rest and recover over the summer, we have time to focus on our physical, mental, spiritual, and financial health. This book recommendation is a little bit different than usual recs, but it is an outstanding guide in an area that many of us often overlook as educators. Dr. Croy highly recommends this one!

Final Thought

You cannot pour from an empty cup, and nothing fills your cup like diving into a passion project. Take advantage of your time off this summer to do something you are passionate about. It will pay off for you as well as the people you lead during the school year.

How Can We Help You?

Do you have an interview coming up? Have you been interviewing unsuccessfully? Are you looking for a way to be better prepared for the interview process? The Assistant Principal Interview Bootcamp Course might be for you.

Are you interested in personal coaching? We might be able to help. Reach out here to start a conversation.

Are there specific topics you would like to learn more about in future newsletters? Tell us here.

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