Creating a Culture of Success in Every School
- Salome Thomas-EL - Head of School, Thomas Edison Charter School
- Joseph Jones - Superintendent, New Castle County Vocational Technical School District
- T.J. Vari - Assistant Superintendent, Appoquinimink School District
Foreword by Todd Whitaker
Leadership | Leadership & Management | School Culture
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Reignite your passion for serving children!
Have you fallen into a rut? Has your position become simply a “role” or a “job?” The authors of this book will remind you why education, the most important profession in our society, demands passionate leadership.
Passionate Leadership is an aspiring call to action for teachers and principals around the world to recommit to passionately serving children, building the communities children deserve, and celebrating our successes. Take ownership, push to new heights, and break old boundaries by following the strategies in this book. Discover
- Practical ideas and suggestions for how to serve as a beacon of hope in the field
- First-hand experiences from enthusiastic leaders modeling what passionate leadership looks like
- Charts and graphs that will help you assess your strong points and identify areas you can improve on
Student success and growth begin with leaders who commit to taking courageous action!
“I always say that being positive doesn’t just make you better; it makes everyone around you better. That’s leadership. These guys connect positivity with hard work and a willingness to grow in an effective way. Teachers, principals, business leaders, coaches, and anyone who leads a team can benefit from their message.”
“Move over excuses, there is no room for you here. Passionate Leadership will have you looking inward and asking yourself the tough questions to upgrade your impact. This book supports what top performers have understood for ages—all leadership begins with self-leadership.”
“If you are a school leader looking to reignite your passion for the work you do each and every day for your students and staff, then get ready for Passionate Leadership; Creating a Culture of Success in Every School. Authors Salome Thomas-EL, Joseph Jones, and T.J. Vari have teamed up to share their formula for cultivating a vibrant culture by helping you uncover what they call ‘Trip Traps’ and developed an actionable blueprint to help you find your passion again. Each chapter contains practical tips from leaders in the field along with reflective questions to help you focus on the important work you do.”
“In my travels to schools around the world, there is no doubt in my mind that the most successful teachers and principals succeed because they are passionate about their students and communities. In Passionate Leadership, the authors empower readers with fresh ways to recapture their passion, build strong school cultures, and embrace the power of positive celebrations. This is a must read for every educator.”
“Passionate Leadership shows us how classroom, school, and district leaders can tap into their passions and evolve as educators, all in the name of promoting the success of students. The blueprint to success in the educational world can be found in this inspirational book.”
“Passionate Leadership is the book every school leader should be sure to get their hands on to spread the hunger for learning throughout their school communities. This book is full of ideas from experienced leaders who share how they support their school cultures and help even the most struggling educators thrive and succeed.”
“Passionate Leadership is the spark that will ignite your flame for the work you do and turn it into a fire! Salome, Joseph and T.J. provide practical resources, examples and actionable steps you can use tomorrow. Wherever you are in the journey, Passionate Leadership will provide a light to lead the way.”
“Passionate Leadership: Creating a Culture of Success in Every School is a book that will inspire, energize, and rejuvenate educators serving in any teaching and leadership role. It will both challenge you to become even better while also validating all the good you are currently doing. It is a
book written by practitioners with documented track records of success. The stories, ideas, tips, and strategies contained within this book serve as a road map for continuous improvement and creating a culture in which all stakeholders invest in each other—most importantly, the students they serve. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for passionate educators everywhere who truly wish to make a difference in our profession.”
“This is an uplifting, practical, and inspirational guide for leaders, regardless your title! It gives insights and guidance for new leaders and new fuel for the experienced educators. The real vignettes from current leaders remind us of the importance of our work and gives us all something to build upon! Great messages all around, from the heart of leaders, to the heart of leaders.”
“Masterfully written and destined to ignite systemic change. Passionate Leadership includes some of the best vignettes from the field I’ve ever read. This book is a blueprint for creating the conditions required to learn. The authors thoughtfully address all the moving parts of passionate leadership using technical tips and clear take-aways to inspire change. Passionate Leadership is the perfect blend of research and inspiration.”