Next In Line to Lead!

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I’m incredibly excited that we are just a little more than a month away from the release of my newest book: The Next In Line to Lead: The Voice of the Assistant Principal. I feature nine amazing assistant principals from California, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Texas.  You will learn how they are preparing to be “Next In Line to Lead ” in their role as assistant principals.

My academic and research interests are principal preparation and leadership development.  I am always intrigued to talk to aspiring leaders, assistant principals, aspiring principals and novice principals. School districts vary in how they prepare their leaders and aspiring leaders.  It is my hope to be able to continue my research through the Next In Line to Lead Book Series.

My dissertation is also on the topic of principal preparation.  This really is what sparked my interest in learning more globally around the topic of principal preparation and leadership development.  The role of the assistant principal has evolved over the last decade.  We no longer expect the assistant principal to simply be the disciplinarian, in charge of substitutes, monitoring buses and lunch shifts in the cafeteria. Assistant principals are instructional leaders and have an integral role in the professional development for teachers, engaging in instructional learning walks and assisting in building a positive school culture.

The support of the assistant principal is crucial to the effectiveness of a principal.  As a former principal, I have experienced both, assistant principals, who have been reliable and supportive and then one who did everything possible to sabotage my efforts. Nevertheless, you move forward as a leader and do what it is that you have to do to keep the students’ best interest in the forefront and keep instruction as a priority.

You will be hearing more about Next in Line to Lead: The Voice of the Assistant Principal Volume 1 First Edition.

A Call for Authors!

Write The Book Now!

A “Call for Authors” was made and let me tell you…authors answered the call!  The Write the Book Now! is thrilled to announce the launch of the Write the Book Now! Interview and Podcast Show.  We are set to begin airing June 2017!

We will feature authors of Non-Fiction and Fiction books from a variety of genres.  Our mission is simple: To share information about author’s work and to bring awareness to the benefits of becoming an author.

If you are interested in being a guest on the Write the Book Now! Interview and Podcast Show, submit your information HERE!

It’s time out for procrastination!  I hear so many people saying “I need to write a book!” I say, what’s keeping you from writing it?  If you have a desire and an idea for a book…WRITE THE BOOK NOW! The perfect time is exactly when you begin.  The number one reason my clients give for not writing the book now is…”I’m too busy…”  Don’t spend /waste time pondering if you should write the book…go ahead and WRITE THE BOOK NOW!  Writing a book certainly takes time and it takes discipline.  If you think you don’t have either time or discipline, there are strategies that can assist you in “finding” time and developing discipline.  It’s all about setting those goals and hitting the targets. It’s the “20-mile March”

If you dread the thought of writing, then we will need to talk.  You have to enjoy what it is that you are doing or you will not get it done.  Of course, there are ghostwriters who will write the book for you.  If that is something that you are interested in there are many resources out there for that.  I personally work with aspiring NON-FICTION authors who actually desire to put pen to paper/ fingers to keys to WRITE THE BOOK NOW!

I hope you will join us as we kick off our very first season of Write the Book Now! Interview and Podcast Show.

If you would like to schedule a 15-minute complimentary Discovery Session with me to explore your idea or concept for your Non-Fiction book,  schedule at Write the Book Now! 15 Minute Discovery Session