2nd Edition

The School Leader Surviving and Thriving 144 Points of Wisdom, Practical Tips, and Relatable Stories

By Andrew Marotta Copyright 2021
    170 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    170 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Become more effective, efficient, and confident in your role as a school leader. This book provides tips, strategies, and inspirational stories to help you overcome common challenges, improve school culture, make deeper connections with parents and staff, and more. Appropriate for K-12 leaders in any type of setting, this updated edition includes new tips on handling difficult situations and being a connected educator. Each chapter presents key tips in quick, concise chunks so that you can easily implement one strategy at a time and survive and thrive in your leadership role. Take these tips and make them your own, so you can do your best for your students and staff!

    1. Be a Better Leader  2. Remember the Premium Value of People and Relationships  3. School Stuff: Connect with the Kids and Create a Super Dope Culture  4. Work with the Adults: Engage Staff and Parents to Strengthen Your School Community  5. Get Organized and Always Be Prepared  6. Plan and Execute Meetings for Comfort and Productivity  7. Be Careful About Time Management to Optimize Efficiency  8. Make Time and Pay Attention to Personal Health and Well-Being  9. Transform Setbacks Into Comebacks  10. Handling Difficult Situations  11. How to Be a Connected Leader  12. Focus on the Goal: Successful or Significant?


    Andrew Marotta is Principal at Port Jervis High School in Port Jervis, New York, where he has been a leader for sixteen years, first serving as Assistant Principal and then Principal. He also hosts the Education Leadership and Beyond Podcast #ELB and authors the weekly #ELBlog. Follow him on Twitter @andrewmarotta21.

    "The second edition of The School Leader Surviving and Thriving is authentic, practical, and the tips are easy to implement in your work. Many are simple techniques and strategies you can immediately use. They can have a significant impact on those we serve. Being a school leader can be quite challenging and Andrew addresses many of the topics facing administrators today. After being a guest on Andrew's podcast Education Leadership and Beyond and reading this book, I am pleased to support Andrew in the field of Educational Leadership and support the second edition of his book."--Todd Whitaker, Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Missouri and author of more than 50 books, including the bestseller What Great Principals Do Differently: Twenty Things That Matter Most

    "Andrew Marotta is a superstar in the world of education because he’s mastered the three E’s: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Energy. The School Leader Surviving and Thriving should be required reading for every school administrator in America. Fabulous book!!"—Rob Gilbert, Ph.D., Professor at Montclair State University

    "Mentor, colleague, friend, principal extraordinaire, and now author, Andrew Marotta. Some would say that’s Alotta Marotta!... Andrew does a remarkable job sharing tips, advice, and on-the-job training… things not necessarily taught in ‘principal school.’ Read them, practice them, live them, make them your own, and you too could be the next great principal making a difference in the lives of your students, staff, and community."—Heidi Nyland, Assistant Principal, Port Jervis High School, 2014 NYS Assistant Principal of the Year

    "… compilation of tips and anecdotes accurately reflects the persona of not only an exemplary school administrator, but also of a passionate, pragmatic, unpretentious, and sincere human being who always has a wink in his eye and a smile for everyone."—John P. Xanthis, Superintendent, Valley Central School District