30 Leadership Tips from Super Successful School Administrators

Do things that don’t scale.

Daniel Bauer, Chief Ruckus Maker @ Better Leaders Better Schools

Get into classrooms.

Erinn Fauteux, Program Director/Principal K-6

Be intentional with your time.

Nick Hoover, Principal

Develop your emotional intelligence.

Heather Bell-Williams, Principal

Understand what a real emergency situation is.

Sheila Diaz, AP

Level up your communication.

Andy Lindsay, Principal

People crave authenticity.

Stacey Green, Principal

Develop an attitude of gratitude.

Chris Legleiter, Principal

Get to know everyone in your building.

Renee Henderson, Positive Behavior Support Specialist

Your students have the answer.

Ashlee Gutierrez, Executive Director, Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI)


Anonymous, Principal

Practice what you preach.

Lyna Basri, Principal

Moving forward is the best direction.

Andrew Marotta, Principal Port Jervis HS

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Demonstrate patience while pushing educators to evolve.

Dr. Dan Kreiness, Instructional Coach

Create a change community in your school.

Maria Irene Pinheiro, Retired Teacher

Inspire your people.

Dr. Kirk M. Rickansrud, Principal

Be a purple cow. Be an original.

Rebecca Maestas Sanchez, Principal

Vision matters.

Dr. Brad Gustafson, Principal

Create remarkable moments

Dr. Kristen Craft, Principal

Learn how to tell great stories.

Dr. TJ Vari, Assistant Superintendent

Avoid hiding behind email.

Dr. William Marble, Principal

Connection Matters.

Missy Rivner, Principal

Understand the amount of information you are communicating.

Nathan Brubaker, Leadership and PD Specialist

Relationships are core to your success.

Alex Fangman, Principal

The values of design thinking.

Karine Veldhoen, Chief Learning Officer and Edupreneur

Don’t forget who you actually serve!

Rich Prosser, Assistant Head of Upper School

Be visible. Be accessible.

Jay Posick, Principal

Show your work!

Joël McLean, Principal

Engage in mirror moments.

Beth Watzenluft, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Instructional Coach

Have a personal growth plan.

Jessica Wee, Principal

  • Knowledge of myself.
  • Knowledge of others.
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