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.
Table of Contents
1. Fostering a Culture of Support
Vision, Mission, and Goals
2. The Vision, Mission, and Goals
Starting from the Ground Up
School Improvement Plans
3. The Professionals
Lead Professional Development
Everybody Is a Leader (Shared Leadership)
4. The Students
Students’ Social and Emotional Challenges
5. The Community
Schools Are Central to Community Pride
Call to Action: Lead Change
"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