2nd Edition

What Successful Principals Do! 199 Tips for Principals

By Franzy Fleck Copyright 2017
    264 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    264 Pages
    by Eye On Education

      Take charge of your school today with What Successful Principals Do! In this friendly, energetic, and engaging book, Franzy Fleck draws on his experience as a principal to share dozens of practical strategies for running a successful school. Organized into manageable chapters, Fleck’s advice is both powerful and realistic. In this second edition, you’ll find 30 additional tips covering the most timely issues, as well as 13 bonus tips!

      You’ll learn how to:

      • Effectively use social media
      • Enhance relationships with students, parents, and staff
      • Manage complex decision-making
      • Develop HR and personnel leadership
      • Deal with grief, trauma, and crisis

    Table of Contents

    Tip Index



    Meet the Author

    Part I : Developing You

    Chapter 1: Everyday Habits

    Chapter 2: Communication

    Chapter 3: Leadership

    Chapter 4: Decision-Making

    Part 2. Developing Future Student Leaders

    Chapter 5: Character Traits

    Chapter 6: Classroom Environment

    Chapter 7: Management

    Part 3. Developing Key Leaders

    Chapter 8: Vision, Mission, and Goals

    Chapter 9: Mentoring

    Chapter 10: Motivation & Appreciation

    Chapter 11: Communication with Staff

    Chapter 12: High Expectations

    Chapter 13: Supporting Staff

    Chapter 14: Developing Leadership

    Part 4. Developing Family Relationships

    Chapter 15: Enhancing Relationships

    Chapter 16: Collaboration

    Chapter 17: Communication with Families

    Part 5. Developing Community Relationships

    Chapter 18: School Pride

    Chapter 19: External Connections

    Part 6: Final Thoughts

    Chapter 20: Bonus Tips

    Chapter 21: Forks in the Road



    Franzy Fleck is a Superintendent in Chicago, Illinois. During his career as an educator, he’s been a junior high teacher, dean, elementary principal, middle school principal, and curriculum coordinator.

    "This book is a treasure trove of ideas. Dr. Fleck's successes and insights can now be applied to everyone's school." -- Todd Whitaker, Professor at Indiana State University, internationally-recognized education expert, and author of over 40 books, including What Connected Educators Do Differently

    "Dr. Fleck's passion for education has led him to provide suggestions and strategies that will lead current and future administrators towards success. What Successful Principals Do! is an invaluable resource for building administrators and will undoubtedly be considered as one of his legacies in the field of education." -- Sheila Huff, Principal at Bosse High School, Evansville, Indiana