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Unconventional Leadership

Bridging the Connected World with Meaningful Relationships, 1st Edition

By Jessica M. Cabeen


192 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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Today’s educational leaders are working with more resources, more research, and more stakeholders--all within the same, limited time in a day as we had a decade ago. Author Jessica M. Cabeen takes readers through an intentional journey of current trends and buzzwords, helping leaders understand how social media is a tool for connection, collaboration, and learning. This exciting book explores the importance of care and collaboration with all members of the educational community—students, teachers, staff, families, and community partners. Each chapter highlights examples of leaders that have made positive change in their schools, and provides key actionable strategies that can be implemented at a pace that is sustainable and tailored to fit your needs. You will discover a deeper understanding of the critical importance of your role in:

  • Elevating the student’s experience
  • Building a strong school culture
  • Creating small ways to make big impacts with families
  • Advocating a clear message with community partners and legislative leaders
  • Creating time for self-care

Filled with practical examples, tools, and strategies, Unconventional Leadership is a resource school leaders can pick up today and implement tomorrow.

Table of Contents

Meet the Author



Introduction: The Case for Unconventional Leadership in Schools.

Chapter One: Leading with Students

Chapter Two: Leading with Staff

Chapter Three: Leading with Family Members

Chapter Four: Leading with Colleague or Central Office Administrator

Chapter Five: Leading with Community Members or Legislative Stakeholders

Chapter Six: Leading for Yourself

Conclusion: A Few Cautionary Tales.

Appendix: So how do I do that? Resources for organizing social media accounts and work.

About the Author

Jessica M. Cabeen is Principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota. Jessica is active on social media (@JessicaCabeen) and co-moderates #ECEChat.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Administration / Elementary & Secondary
EDUCATION / Administration / School Superintendents & Principals