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Building a Culture of Support

Strategies for School Leaders, 1st Edition

By P J Caposey


144 pages

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Written in a down-to-earth and people-first style, this book is for principals and aspiring school leaders. Caposey shares insightful advice and meaningful examples for building a healthy school culture. Learn the essential strategies that will help you transform and improve your school by embodying a service mindset and focusing on supporting the mission and vision, the professionals in the building, the students, and the community as a whole.

This is also an ideal guide for students in a principal preparation course—demonstrating how a culture of support is at the heart of all successful school improvement efforts.


"PJ breaks down the complex concepts of school culture and school improvement into easily digestible pieces with concrete suggestions for implementation. Building a Culture of Support is an excellent resource for any current or aspiring school leader."

—Dr. Todd Whitaker, noted education expert and author of the best-selling book, What Great Principals Do Differently

Table of Contents

1. Fostering a Culture of Support

Vision, Mission, and Goals

The Professionals

The Students

The Community

2. The Vision, Mission, and Goals

Starting from the Ground Up

School Improvement Plans

3. The Professionals

Define Expectations

Difficult Conversations

Lead Professional Development

Everybody Is a Leader (Shared Leadership)



4. The Students

Lead Instruction


Students’ Social and Emotional Challenges

Learner-Focused Education

Classroom Management


5. The Community

Schools Are Central to Community Pride


Community Service

Call to Action: Lead Change


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